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Using Honor Rolls to Trace Your WWI Ancestors

If you are researching your WWI ancestors, don’t forget to check for honor rolls where they may be mentioned. Honor rolls were used for calling attention to both men and women at home and on the...

The Contribution of British Women in WWII

World War II and The Great War The Great War, also known as the First World War, which took place predominantly in Europe between 1914 and 1918, was the first war in which entire populations were...

A History of Veterans Day

Do you know the history of Veterans Day? Since our nation celebrates it on November 11, we should all know how the holiday originated. Here are the details.

What Were Your Ancestors Doing in the 1950s?

The 1950s were a decade of economic prosperity and cultural change. The modern world as we know it truly came into being. New inventions, cultural changes, and even the emergence of a new, recognized...

What Were Your Ancestors Doing in the 1910s?

The 1910s were a decade of invention and innovation. There were many things that came out of that decade that are still being used and enjoyed by people today. Culture took a huge leap forward, as...

KONIG-KOENIG

I am trying to locate my mother\’s family lost during WWII. Erna Waltraut Konig born on 11/05/1925 in Goldap, Germany (now E. Prussia). Her parents were Mikal and Rosalia(Frank). Her older...

What Were Your Ancestors Doing in the 1870s?

The 1870s were a decade of change for both America and the world. There was the period of Reconstruction in the United States after the Civil War. Imperialism rose in other countries around the world...

What Were Your Ancestors Doing in the 1940s?

What were your ancestors doing in the 1940s? This interesting decade saw America enter WWII, and also brought an end to the war. It is best known for that, but other things were going on then, too...

The State Capitals: South Dakota

Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota. It started as a fur trading post, and gradually became a city as the western territories were opened up to American settlement. It is one of the...

Using the 1890 US Veterans Schedule

Did you know that alternative records exist to help you fill in the gaps left by the loss of most of the 1890 US federal census? There are several such sources. One of the most useful, but little use...

The State Capitals: Pennsylvania

Harrisburg is the capital of the state of Pennsylvania. Europeans first went to the area with the famous John Smith expedition of the early 1600s. The city has been an important one for various...

The State Capitals: Oklahoma

Oklahoma City is the capital of the state of Oklahoma. It was the home of Native American tribes and was originally set apart by the US government for Native Americans to live. The government opened...

ZASZCZURYNSKI

My Grandfather was Antoni Zaszczurynski, Born Dec 3, 1893, served in Heller\’s Polish Army in WWI, Immigrated to US April 30, 1913, ship was Kronprinz Wilhelm, Immigration papers state he was...

The State Capitals: Maine

Augusta is the capital city of the state of Maine. It has a long and interesting history going back thousands of years. It continues to be a dynamic and important city today. Here is what you need to...

Diving Deep into the 1920 Census

If you are a veteran of using the 1920 US federal census or are just using it for the first time, there is hidden information in there that may prove useful to you as a genealogist. Here are some of...

Getting the Most Out of the 1930 US Census

The 1930 census has some hidden gems in it. If you have used it before, or if you are new to it, there is information there that you may miss if you don’t comb the census with a fine-toothed...

SCHIEMANOWSKI

I’m told they lived in Prussia before WWII. The head of houshold was military. At least the children ended up in concentration camps. After WWII Annegrette Schiemanowski grew up in Germany, and...

What is Your 2020 Genealogy Vision?

Do you have a theme in mind for your genealogy research this year? What is a theme for genealogy research, anyway? Here is what you need to know about themes for genealogy research, and why they are...

Union Terminal in Cincinnati Ohio

Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio is a famous Art Deco building that has been used as a train station to varying amounts since the 1930’s. It is, perhaps, more famous for the museum that now takes...

IASTRENSKI

all I know is that they immigrated from Poland to Brasil after WWI

The State Capitals: Hawaii

Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii, and is a beautiful city to behold. Originally inhabited by emigrants from other Polynesian islands, Hawaii was once home to various tribes and kingdoms. They all...

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

If you are looking for something historic, educational, and just plain fun for the whole family, consider a day out at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park. This park is centered around the historic...

A Closer Look at Prickett’s Fort State Park

Prickett’s Fort State Park is a wonderful historical resource to the state of West Virginia. It not only shows how life was like for English settlers on the West Virginian frontier in the 1700’s, it...

American Folklore: Oklahoma

Oklahoma has been inhabited by humans for millennia, since likely just after the last ice age. It was explored by the Spanish in 1541, claimed by the French in the 1700s, and became part of the...

The State Capitals: Alaska

Alaska is a harsh, inhospitable land to those who are unfamiliar with it, and it is for this reason that it took Europeans so long to even explore it, much less colonize it. As with many things among...