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Google Posts Largest Online Archive of WWII Russian War Letters

The following excerpt is from an article posted at luerzersarchive.com: 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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British WWII Prisoners of War Records Published Online as Britain Marks 70th Anniversary

The following is from FindMyPast: Today, 4 September 2015, one million records of service men, women and civilians who were taken captive during World War II are published online for the first time at Findmypast. The publication, in association with The National Archives, marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on […]

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Revolutionary War Red Bank Battlefield Yielding Up Bone Fragments and Artifacts

The following teaser is from an article posted Sept. 3, 2015 at the USA Today website: ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Dan Sivilich was skeptical of what his colleagues would uncover during an archaeological dig at Red Bank Battlefield, site of a key Revolutionary War battle in October of 1777. “I would have bet my bottom […]

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Launches New Online Resources

The following is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: The digitized records cover British, Irish and Commonwealth casualties from the Second World War, together with records for most other nationals commemorated at CWGC sites: this includes the records for German soldiers. The release of the CWGC’s Second World War records follows the successful release […]

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The Return of a World War II Japanese Photo Album Found in Foxhole

The following teaser is from an article posted August 16, 2015 at Military.com: For years after World War II, the photos of the Japanese families mesmerized Grace Hessman. She would turn the pages of the photo album and study the exquisitely dressed ladies and the men in their military uniforms. “It was like nothing I […]

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Divers Raise Wreckage of Confederate Warship CSS Georgia

The following headlines are from a fascinating AP article posted at dailymail.co.uk about the raising of the CSS Georgia. Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship CSS Georgia in 5-ton chunks after vessel was sunk by its own crew 150 years ago Navy divers began working in late June to recover cannons, unexploded shells and other […]

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35,000 North Carolina Pension Confederate Applications 1901-1946 Going Online

The following excerpt is from an article by Wes Wolfe, posted July 25, 2015 at the Kinston.com website: A project between the State Archives of North Carolina and State Library of North Carolina seeks to digitize, place online and make searchable more than 35,000 North Carolina pension applications between 1901 and 1946. According to Ashley […]

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Grand Army of the Republic Death Records Books for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas & Nebraska – 15% Off

Dennis Northcott has published three volumes of GAR death records. FRPC has extended the 15% off sale thru Monday, August 3. See the details below. The G.A.R. was organized in departments, most of which comprised one state. The departments published annual reports that were often titled Proceedings of the . . . Annual Encampment of […]

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Fold3.com & Ancestry.com Offer Free Access Packages This Weekend

Ancestry.com is offering free access to their records from the Original 13 Colonies This weekend. The sale ends on July 4. Click on the illustration below for more info. See the full list of the 13 Colonies Collections by clicking here. Fold3.com is also offering free access to its Revolutionary War Records through July 15, […]

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644,000 New Records & Newspaper Articles At FindMyPast

The following is from the June 26, 2015 FindMyPast Friday Announcement at FindMyPast: Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 Containing over 188,000 records, Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 date back the ships of First Fleet and include the details of some of the earliest convict settlers in New South Wales. These records are made up of five separate […]

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Battle of Waterloo Anniversary – June 18, 1815

It’s been 200 years since the epic Battle of Waterloo took place. A number of commemorations are taking place. click on the links to learn more. The Battle of Waterloo, as it happened on June 18, 1815 – On this 200th anniversary, experience the historic clash of Wellington and Napoleon in real time – just […]

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Anzacs’ (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Repatriation Records Released

The following teaser is from the June 12 PSNews Online: The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has begun a $3.4 million project to mark the centenary of World War I, describing and digitising many of the Anzacs’ repatriation records, ensuring greater public access. For many Anzacs, ongoing health problems – both physical and mental – […]

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Civil War Veteran’s Gravesite Emerges as the Monterey County Reservoir Dries Up

The following teaser is from an article posted June 14, 2015 at the chicoer.com website. Bradley [CA] Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.” The retired park ranger has […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch. This posting is of databases announced by FamilySearch on May 18 & 26. FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 327,195 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil […]

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