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  • US / Canadian Veterans – WW I Files

    Nov 11

    In the 1910s with Europe in a wide-spread war, many Americans, some recent immigrants from Europe wanted to help fight the war. Since the United States had not joined the war efforts by sending troops in 1914, many fellows from America went north to Canada to join the Canadian military and serve.   You not even be aware if you have a rel...

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  • Order Military Pension Records at National Archives

    Jul 1

    Once you have figured out one of your ancestors served in the United States military, you do need to see if there are any pension records housed at the US National Archives. The online site 'Genealogy Research in Military' just might prove to be invaluable in gathering more information on that ancestor. It is not just those who served in times of ...

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  • Memorial Day

    May 26

    This Monday, May 29th is the official holiday titled 'Memorial Day' with banks, schools, and the post office closed. But it is not the true original Memorial Day of Saturday, May 30th. It is a Federal holiday to take time to remember the military personnel (men and women) who died in the service of the nation. Its beginnings are after the American...

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  • Names at Alcatraz

    Apr 9

    Alcatraz is well-known, not as a resort, but rather the most famous national prison in America. Long considered an inescapable prison, it actually did have fourteen attempted escapes involving some 36 prisoners. The inmates were either captured, killed, or drowned in the cold rough waters that surround the island of Alcatraz. It began in the mid-1...

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  • Korean War Casualties

    Jan 7

    The involvement of the United States in the war between North and South Korea went from June 25, 1950 until a cease fire was declared and armistice agreement signed on July 27, 1953. You may have well had numerous relatives who took part in the war, many whom never returned home alive. This is a database of those casualties of Americans from th...

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  • U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)

    Dec 26

    The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)  makes historical materials available for use to support the U.S. Army, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers (men and women)- past and present. They have several categories which are covered from military history to a fine archive made in digital format and assess-able onlin...

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  • Unmarked Grave for a Veteran

    Dec 16

    As you have worked your family history research, one area that most everyone has some information is concerning those ancestors (direct lineage or extended family) who served in any of the military branches of the United States. You may have gotten copies of their service records, have photos of them in their uniform, even possibility a diary or jo...

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  • Veteran Administration Pension Payment Cards

    Dec 4

    Online and free to view and save information is the Veteran Administration Pension Payment Cards which cover 1907 to 1933 for those who serviced in the regular U. S. military. This doesn't mean an ancestor served during those years but rather they applied and either was refused or did receive a pension for his military service. So a person might ha...

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  • Ancestral Military Veterans

    Nov 10

    No better time with Veteran's Day, November 11th to compile a list of all ancestors who served in the military. It need not be during any specific war time, many individuals served from a couple years to multiple years during non-war periods. Once you identify an ancestor, find the regiment they served with and that can lead to you additional infor...

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  • Civil War Records–Images from Tennessee

    May 19

    For those researchers who can not travel to Tennessee to do family history on any ancestors from that state, there is now online a wonderful collection of Civil War artifacts gathered from most of the state's counties by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. You will view first a map with all the counties outlined. Some 34 counties are comple...

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