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Interesting Comments and Observations about the Hitler Surname

In the Yesteryear column of the guardian.co.uk is found an interesting column made up of comments about the surname Hitler. Following are just a couple as a teaser. Keep in mind that these are just comments, some lacking in veracity. Was Hitler a common family name before 1945? What did Hitlers change their names to […]

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Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

Fred Anderson’s Crucible of War is probably my favorite history book ever written. The book is about the Seven-Years War, otherwise known as the French and Indian War – a war that led directly to the American Revolution. If there hadn’t been a French and Indian War, there may very well not have ever been […]

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Fold3 Offers FREE Access the Civil War Collection Through April 30

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry: To remember the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, Fold3 invites you to explore all records in its Civil War Collection [http://go.fold3.com/civilwar/] for free April 14–30. Explore Civil War documents featuring everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings. Soldier records include service […]

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Irving Wants Hitler’s Hair Back

A few days ago I posted a piece about how Hitler’s wife may have had Jewish ancestry. Now we have a follow-up to the story… The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 13, 2014 edition of dailymail.uk: When Channel 4 paid David Irving $5,000 to obtain what the controversial historian claimed […]

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Preserving a Revolutionary War Battlefield

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 12, 2014 edition of chonicle.augusta.com: SYLVANIA, Ga. — More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia’s least explored Revolutionary War sites. This battlefield has all the components […]

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Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era — by Bill Dollarhide; 20% OFF until April 17, 2014

Most genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, by William Dollarhide, identifies the places to look and documents to be found […]

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Eva Braun May Have Had Jewish Ancestry

The following teaser is from the April 7, 2014 edition of forward.com: Eva Braun, the wife of Adolf Hitler, may have had Jewish ancestry, according to a new British documentary. “Dead Famous DNA,” which is scheduled to air Wednesday on Britain’s Channel 4, reported that hair samples from a brush believed to have been used […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors

Created as a “200th Anniversary Research Special, Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors, covers resources for the United States, Canada, and British research. Moorshead Magazines, publishers of Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and History Magazine, have published this special volume in memory of, and to provide assistance in researching, the War of 1812. This 82 page […]

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Rifling and the Minie Ball Made a Revolution in Battlefield Warfare During the Civil War

The following teaser is from a very interesting article by Mike West, published in the March 19, 2014 edition of the murfreesburopost.com: When it comes to weaponry, the Civil War is best described as the first modern war. Unfortunately, for the troops, the conflict was generally fought with tactics dating back to Napoleon Bonaparte and […]

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Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox Opens Veteran’s Exhibit

The following excerpt is from an excellent article by Katrina Koerting, published in the March 7, 2014 edition of newsadvance.com. Many people can recite facts about battles or describe the cultural environment during the Civil War, but not as much is shared about the men after the war. These are the stories told in the […]

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Trenches Reveal How WWI Transformed Britain

Hmmm… I had not considered that there would be the remains of “practice battlefields” still in existence today… Interesting. The following teaser is from an AP article in the March 9, 2014 edition of theitem.com: GOSPORT, England (AP) – Two lines of trenches face off across No Man’s Land. A soldier marches, rifle in hand, […]

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Europeana 1914-1918: Bringing All Sides of World War One Together – Launches in Berlin, Featuring 10,000 Items From the British Library’s Collections

The following News Release is from the British Library: Europeana 1914-1918: A new website that brings all sides of World War One together launches in Berlin, featuring 10,000 items from the British Library’s collections www.europeana1914-1918.eu The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in Germany, Monika Grütters, today launched Europeana 1914-1918, an online resource that […]

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Wills of Scottish Soldiers Killed in WWI to Go Online

The following excerpt is from an article in the February 24, 2014 edition of NewsNetScotland.com: The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the Great War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of WWI, the First Minister Alex Salmond announced today (Monday, […]

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Abt. 15,000 Prints of the American Air Force in Britain during WWII Being Digitized and Posted Online

The following excerpt is from an article by Chris Elliott, posted in the February 24, 2014 edition of cambridge-news.co.uk. A massive online archive telling the story of the American Air Force in Britain during the Second World War is set to be pioneered in Cambridgeshire. It will be hosted by the Imperial War Museum at […]

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