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The Great War: A Guide To The Service Records Of All The World’s Fighting Men And Volunteers — 50% OFF

  A Family Roots Publishing Holiday Special: 50% OFF The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers   Read the Review: Those born at the outbreak of World War I are now nearly 100 years old. There are only a handful of people left in the […]

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An Index to the New UDC CSA Ancestor Album

A few days ago, I received a few copies (now gone) of the United Daughters of the Confederacy CSA Ancestor Album, 2nd Edition. I got them from the publisher, Pelican Publishing Company, and they tell me that the book was printed in short run specifically for pre-orders of the book taken by the United Daughters […]

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Civil War 1/2 Boot Has Its Own Story to Tell

The following excerpt is from a fascinating story by Tony Gonzalez, published in the November 19, 2014 edition of The Tennessean. The little leather boot sat on a shelf for 90 years. A family heirloom, mostly just gathering dust. But when it showed up in a room filled with historical archivists, well, the boot could […]

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Fold3 Offering Free Access to Their WWII Collections Through November 30

I’ve been a Fold3 subscriber since the website started years ago. If I’m looking for military record images and data, it is the first place I search. Although I’ve been traveling, making this announcement is a bit late on my part, I’d like to pass along that Fold3 is offering free access to their WWII […]

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Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online at FamilySearch

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2014 — Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago […]

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Bleeding Kansas – Part 2: Genealogical Resources from the Era of Kansas Territory, 1854-1861

The following article by my good friend, William Dollarhide: In Bleeding Kansas-Part 1, we presented an historical timeline of events leading up to the era of “Bleeding Kansas,” a reference to the bloody battles that took place in Kansas Territory from its founding in 1854 to statehood in 1861. In this Bleeding Kansas-Part 2, an […]

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Connecticut State Library Digitizing WWI History

The following excerpt is from an article by David Drury, posted at The now century-old conflict known to its contemporaries as the Great War left an indelible imprint on Connecticut. For those who lived through it, on the battlefield or the home front, it was a life-defining event, and the Connecticut State Library wants […]

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University Professor Breaks the Code of a 150-year-old Confederate Diary

The following excerpt is from an article written by Eric Durr and posted at the website. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2014) –A university professor who is also a former government code breaker, and a retired college financial aid director teamed up to transcribe and decode the secrets in a 150-year-old Confederate diary discovered […]

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“Roots: Our Journeys Home” Debuts Sunday, October 12 on CNN With 2 hour Primetime Showing

Finding celebrity roots has become a big deal on television. Now CNN show hosts have gotten into the act with a “Roots, Our Journeys Home” series which begins Sunday, October 12 at 9 pm Eastern. Following is the schedule. Click on the link for more detail. “ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, […]

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Two Excellent FREE Webinars From the North Carolina Genealogical Society Oct 3-5 & Dec 5-7

The following is from Maryann Stockert Tuck with the NCGS Webinars. Note that NCGS members have free access to the live webinars, as well as the archived classes. Free webinars are limited to specific programs on specific dates. October 3-5, 2014 Free three-day viewing of Mark Lowe’s “North Carolina Tax Lists: People, Time, and Delinquency” […]

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The Illustrated London News Posts WWI-Era News Magazine Archival Materials

The following excerpt is from an article by Kate Clements posted on the website: Illustrated London News Ltd (ILN) has launched a website featuring 1914-1918 archive material from the Illustrated London News, the world’s first illustrated magazine, and seven other titles in its collection. ILN was awarded £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) […]

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New Website Launched to Remember British Servicemen Who Died in WWI

The Royal British Legion has launched a website to remember those folks from throughout the British Empire who lost their lives in WWI. The site is entitled Every Man Remembered. Following is a teaser from an article posted in the July 27, 2014 edition of the BBC website. The Royal British Legion has started an […]

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WWI Medal Found in Collapsing British Shed

The following excerpt is from an article updated August 4, 2014 on the website. Two friends who discovered a First World War medal in an abandoned garden shed in Rugby are hoping to trace relatives of its owner in time to reunite them for the centenary of the war. Graham Banks and Jennifer Ette […]

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Lind Street Research Publishes a New Guide for Finding German Military Records for the former Kingdom of Hanover

I got the following news release this morning. It seems that Teresa Steinkamp McMillin has produced a guide to help researchers with ancestry from the former German Kingdom of Hanover. There are many military records dating from 1514 through 1866 available to researchers, all found on 130 rolls of microfilm at the Family History Library. […]

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Third Volume on Indiana’s 44th Civil War Regiment to Be Released in November

The following excerpt is from the July 29, 2014 edition of FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, “War is hell.” Spencerville author and historical researcher Margaret Hobson says that was perhaps never more true than during that war, now marking its sesquicentennial. For the past two decades, the […]

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