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  • Canadian Military Files from the Great War

    Aug 15

    With the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War (World War One – 1914-1918) in November, this is a great time to see about any ancestors who served – as a soldier, a nurse, telegraph operator, chaplain, vehicle driver, etc. Not all who served were fighting soldiers. Now online are the military files for those who served with the Canad...

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  • Marriage Records 1886-1970 for Washington Co., MD

    Aug 13

    Every family researcher loves to find marriage records for relatives because of the information such a document can provide. Online now from Washington County Free Library of Maryland are the digitally scanned records for marriages occurring in Washington County from 1886 to 1970 – nearly 100 years worth. Now you might think, you had no relati...

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  • Baltimore City Directories

    Aug 9

    Any time, any place you locate a city directory for where an ancestor lived, you have a gold mine. True, each type of city directory can vary but most have the person's name, home address, occupation, spouse, and work location. ConnerGenealogy.com has a full listing for city directories that are scanned and view-able for the city of Baltimore, Mar...

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  • Translating Documents

    Aug 7

    You look high and low for every bit of documentation about your ancestor you can locate. Those found journals, vital records, documents help prove and clarify the bits and pieces about the life of an ancestor. So when a new document is located you want to understand everything written on it … only problem can be is if it was written in a langua...

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  • Confederate Deaths at Camp Douglas

    Aug 1

    Many people recall their history of the terrible conditions for Union prisoners at Andersonville Prison in Georgia during the American Civil War. For those who had ancestors on the Confederate side, there can be a different version of what happened to their relatives taken as prisoners. One such prison was Camp Douglas, 80 acres in size, on the so...

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  • Saving those Family Photos by Scanning

    Jul 31

    If you are the keeper of the family massive photo collection, including those from 100 year or plus years ago, you know there is a major duty to be done. SCAN Them !! Anything could happen to the original photos, (including negatives and slides) no matter what era or type they are. Even the natural aging process could fade some photos, so you need...

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  • Illegal Border Crosses–For Centuries

    Jul 29

    Totally in the newspaper headlines in 2018 are about illegal border crossings, yet few realized it has been happening for decades, even centuries in the Americas. This is especially true of Canada and the American colonies / states. An example, Ontario, Canada was created by political refugees coming from the new United States. Those who fled the...

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  • The Other Witch Trials

    Jul 27

    Most everyone has read or heard of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials of 1692 in colonial America, where 20 people (women and a couple men) thought to be 'witches' were put on trial and many put to death when found guilty. Yet, mostly unknown there were hundreds more from miles outside of Salem who were accused and spent time in jail before the ...

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  • End of Fighting during Korean War – 65 Years

    Jul 25

    The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum in California will host a commemoration marking the 65th anniversary of the end of the Korean War on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. The end of the Korean War was July 27th. This event will include a slide presentation, a variety of guest speakers, and recognition of those who served in Korea. U...

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  • U. S. Military Exemptions

    Jul 21

    You may have searched in numerous records and databases and not found if an ancestor ever served in the American military. Generally, a male served in the military for some period during their life regardless of state or territory he lived or what time period his life covered. If they really didn't serve, one major reason would be they were exempt ...

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