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Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors

Through the voice (the writings) of several prominent writers and genealogists, Moorshead Magazines has produced another significant contribution to their Tracing Your Ancestors series. Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors is an 84-page, 15-article, special edition publication featuring the best in WWI research articles from five different contributors. The contents and purpose of this publication are […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for November 9, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Ecuador Catholic Church Records 1565-2011, United Kingdom World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records 1917- 1920, Spain Province of Barcelona Municipal Records 1387-1986, Italy Forlì-Cesena Forlì Civil Registration (State Archive) 1800-1815 1866-1930, and Philippines Manila Civil Registration 1899-1984 have large additions this week. To browse these collections and more, […]

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FamilySearch Honors the Fallen

The following is from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY (November 11, 2015) — As the nation pauses this Veteran’s Day to remember those who have fought in our country’s name, FamilySearch marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by helping families piece together the stories of courage and sacrifice of veterans hidden from their family’s […]

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The National Archives Announces Partnership to Digitize WWII Aerial Photography

The following is from the National Archives Press/Journalists webpage. November 2, 2015 Washington, DC… The National Archives today announced its partnership with the National Collection of Aerial Photography (NCAP) to digitize historic World War II aerial photography. For the first time, these historically valuable images will be made accessible online to anyone, anywhere. This partnership […]

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National Public Radio Has Posted a Database of American Vets Secretly Exposed to Mustard Agent During WWII

National Public Radio has posted a database of American veterans who were secretly exposed to mustard agent during WWII. I tried out the search engine and immediately located two Canfields in the database. Click on over, read the full article, and search for your family members. The following teaser is from the article posted November […]

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The World War II Research and Writing Center Website

With the release of the British 1939 Register at the FindMyPast website, we’re once again discussing WWII research. When I got involved in genealogy forty years ago, WWII was a rather recent occurrence and many of us just skipped right over it while doing our research. Now – with 70 years separating us since the […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Posted For October 26, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Take a virtual trip around the world by diving into FamilySearch’s 2044 free online historic record collections. Some of this week’s additions include Brazil São Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980, Czech Republic Land Records 1450-1889, Montana County Births and Deaths 1840-2004, and Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1840-1896. COLLECTION […]

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The Holocaust Center for Humanity Opens in Seattle

A Holocaust museum has opened in the Pacific Northwest. According to the website, it’s called The Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, and is located at 2045 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. For those familiar with downtown Seattle, that’s the corner of 2nd Avenue and Lenora. I first heard about the center a […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for October 5, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Major additions this week to the United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942, Brazil Sao Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014, Italy Asti Civil Registration (State Archive) 1803-1814 1911-1935, Maryland Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1948, Massachusetts Boston Crew Lists 1811-1921, and New Zealand Archives New Zealand […]

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The Queen Mother’s Brother Was a Genuine WWI Hero

The following teaser is from the September 27, 2015 edition of The Prince of Wales stood in solemn silence yesterday as he took part in a centenary memorial service in Dundee to honour the British troops who lost their lives at the ill-fated Battle of Loos. And among the 20,000 soldiers who died during […]

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Three Cast Iron Civil War Cannons Pulled From the Pee Dee River

It’s been announced that archaeologists, using a front loader’s mechanical arm, have pulled three heavy cast iron Civil War cannons from the Pee Dee River in South Carolina where they lay for 150 years. Read all about it in an AP article posted at

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Revolutionary War Parker’s Revenge Battle Site Being Mapped Using Long-lost Artifacts

Using 21st-century equipment, archeologists are now mapping out exact spots British soldiers and Colonial militiamen were stood as they shot at each other on a rocky hillside on the border of Lexington and Lincoln the first day of the American Revolution. “Parker met a force approximately 10 times his size and took 20 percent casualties […]

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Minnesota Military Museum Website Nows Includes a Veterans Registry

The following excerpt is from an article posted September 23, 2015 at CAMP RIPLEY – The Minnesota Military Museum has a new website now includes a “Veterans Registry” and is requesting the public’s assistance to gather veterans stories. The registry is a statewide database containing information about the military service of individual Minnesota veterans. […]

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The Submarine H.L. Hunley is Revealed

Over the years I’ve blogged about the Hunley. Now the confederate submarine is again in the news. The following teaser is from an article posted September 17, 2015 at the FoxNews website. NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The hull of the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship has been cleaned and revealed for […]

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Google Posts Largest Online Archive of WWII Russian War Letters

The following excerpt is from an article posted at Google collects the biggest online archive of war letters in Russia. The project is fronted by a typographic illustration by Willem Rabe. A typographic illustration made up of characters from around 800 documents serves as the interface to the biggest online archive of Russian frontline […]

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