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  • Canadian Forces- World War One

    Aug 3

    One hundred years since World War One and many nations were involved. This included Canada, a commonwealth nation of the United Kingdom. The Library and Archives of Canada have worked and are continuing on making digital the personnel records of servicemen during WW I -- the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files (includes nurses), Royal Newfou...

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  • Korean War

    Jul 29

    It was the summer of 1950, only five years since the end of World War II when many men and women were sent to South Korea to help defend that nation from being overrun by North Korea. The border line was referred to as the 38th parallel. Over a period of 3 years, under very harsh conditions on the Korean Peninsula, there were some 1.8 million Ame...

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  • Memorial Day -Town Honors Its Own

    May 29

    It is always interesting to see what local heroes a town honors over the years. Memorial Day - in remembering its own past and fallen soldiers is a good place to see if any ancestors of yours have been, or might in the future, be honored by their hometown. A good example is the story in Stuart, Florida as it honors with a special monument and bronz...

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  • Georgia Confederate Muster Rolls

    May 15

    The State of Georgia Archives has made available online their Civil War Confederate Muster Rolls. In the search box at the top, you can place a surname and a list of digital muster rolls will appear with the Battalion, Regiment, and Unit along with the full date of that listing. Muster rolls are listing of those soldiers in the unit as of the date ...

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  • Civil War Pension Files and Letters

    May 11

    Two very important documents, if you have any for an ancestor during the American Civil War, would be their military pension file and any letters they wrote back home. The following is a good example of both in helping to tell the final days of one American, Wesley Wagoner in 1863. The 76th Pennsylvania infantry regiment along with four companie...

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  • Connecticut Veterans of WW One

    Apr 23

    The Connecticut State Library at Hartford has many different databases but one very important represents the 100th anniversary of the United States's entrance into 'the Great War' (WW One) in April 1917. The database has nearly 13,000 records for men who served, not just from Connecticut but also neighboring states. It is organized by the counti...

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  • Civil War Glass-Negatives

    Mar 1

    Once you reach the point of finding ancestors who were adults during the 1860s, you surely will want to check if the male ancestors served either with the Confederate (The South) or the Federal Union side (The North) and learn as much as possible. There are numerous databases to check. An excellent source is the Civil War Soldier and Sailor Databa...

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  • Submit a World War One Veteran’s Story

    Feb 7

    The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission web site has one main purpose ... to remember and document the people and events during the United States' time of 1917 to 1919 in the first World War (known back then as the Great War). One of the best methods is for individuals to submit the WW I veteran's service and story along with a photo if avail...

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  • Civil War Documents Scanned

    Dec 3

    The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission (James I. Robertson Jr. Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection) spent several years going to counties across Virginia asking residents to look in their attics and forgotten chests to see if they had photos, documents, letters, journals, etc related to the American Civil War. ...

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  • Slogans to Fight During the Civil War

    Nov 3

    It was April 1861 in the United States and both the Union and Confederates armies needed recruits, and they needed them in a hurry. Not surprisingly, as seen in newspaper advertisements during 1861 to 1865, different groups and branches of the service had competing ads with unusual and even funny slogans. There was need for different types of recr...

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