• Tricare Will Cover 5 New Genetic Diagnostic Tests

    Jul 20

    The Defense Health Agency has extended a pilot program that covers many now-common laboratory genetic tests and added five more to improve diagnostics and care for patients with breast, blood and prostate cancer and suspicious-looking moles or skin legions, reported. The Pentagon’s health arm announced Thursday that it has e...


  • Entertaining Military Troops

    Jun 13

    Just about all of us have a family member who served in some form during World War 2 (1941-1945). One item many of our ancestors remember was when entertainment came to where they were stationed to help brighten their day. It did help bolster their morale while so far from home. It was during World War 2 that the Federal government and other or...


  • Memorial Day – Coins on a Headstone

    May 31

    With Memorial Day on May 31st, many people pay their respects to the fallen soldiers by going to the local cemeteries. Also visiting a cemetery that your ancestors are buried at is done. For military personnel, some people place a small US flag by the headstone or flowers. However, here is a tradition you might also see, especially for military...


  • Ladies Have Come a Long Way since 1970

    Aug 25

    The nation marks 2020 as the 100th anniversary of American women across the nation now having the right to vote and run for a political office. In 1920, that was a very big deal for your grandmothers and great grandmothers. However, if you look at the last 50 years, there were many other basic rights that men had that women in the 1970...


  • Locate a Military Service and Pension File

    May 1

    There are two areas to check if you believe your ancestor served at any time in the United States military forces; whether Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, etc. First, would be the military records, including any draft or enlistment papers. The second area is military pension files. This monetary pension came years later af...


  • Register of Military Volunteers in PA from 1861-1865

    Mar 5

    If you had ancestors who either lived in Pennsylvania or any of the neighboring states (Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, West Virginia, New York or New Jersey) between 1861 and 1865 and who may have served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, you will want to check out this database. It comes from a...


  • Interesting Changes were in the 1950 US Census

    Jan 29

    There are some interesting changes that came during the 1950 US Census, not previously done. You will have access to the results to the 1950 census records which will be released in April 2022. The 1950 census was done April 1, 1950 and included the continental United States, the territories of Alaska and Hawaii, American Samoa, the Cana...


  • ID Civil War Photos

    Jul 9

    You might be one of the fortunate family history researchers who has a photo of an ancestor who served during the American Civil War (1861-1865). I'm saying a photo of them in uniform either just before they entered, during service or immediately after discharge. You might have photos of that ancestor years later, but it is just not the same as...


  • Peculiar Connects with Our Ancestors

    Feb 25

    There is more to your family tree than the collection of names, dates, and locations. Of course, there are the stories and tales that go with each and every one of your ancestors. What can be really fascinating is when you find some peculiar connects over the decades to the family lineage. For example, you might find that every major military war ...


  • 100th Anniversary of the End of ‘Great War’

    Oct 17

    It was the 11th hour, the 11th day in the 11th month that the armistice was signed, 100 years ago, so ending 'The Great War' – the war to end all wars (1914-1918). Americans had been involved since April 1917 but Europeans and British Commonwealth nations (such as Australia and Canada) had been in this war since 1914.   A good project for thi...