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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 History of the Bodie Island Lighthouse

The Bodie Island lighthouse is an important historical landmark in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina. It is actually the third lighthouse to sit on that island, and has recently undergone...

What is Your 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...

Arizona: American Folklore #4

Arizona was the last continental state to be admitted to the union, though its history of human habitation goes back thousands of years. From Native Americans to Spanish priests, from the Old West to...

The Amazing Story of Horace Greasley

In WWII, one young soldier named Horace Greasley braved a barrage of Nazi soldiers most every night to break out of his prisoner of war camp to meet up with the woman he loved. Each night, he would...

Adams and the Alien and Sedition Act

The Alien and Sedition Act cost President John Adams re-election. Here's why this act made our nation's 2nd president the first to lose a re-election campaign.

The Military Service of Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart is an American actor best known for playing George Bailey in the classic Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. Yet, there was way more to Jimmy Stewart than just a famous movie role...

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 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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...