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Records of those involved in World War I include women and well as men, even though women did not serve in combat. Ancestry.com‘s “U.S., American Red Cross Nurse Files, 1916-1959” contains employment records of Red Cross nurses who served during the World War I and World War II eras. Nursing was one of the main ways […]
“U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939” has been on Ancestry.com for a while, but after seeing some fellow researchers post images I decided to revisit the database. Some of the lists contain the name of the person that is to be notified in an emergency along with an address. Other lists contain the name of […]
One can never be certain what’s “really new” on Ancestry.com, what’s “new,” and what’s “recycled.” Sometimes for me it simply is a case of “I don’t remember seeing it before.” The database, “U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002,” falls into that last category. Ancestry.com‘s “source” for this database is as follows: Ancestry.com. U.S. Phone and Address […]
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There are not many relatives of mine who have their pictures in the newspaper. Gloria Fecht is one exception. This 1959 issue of the Greeneville News from Greenville, South Carolina, contains a photograph of Fecht and two other lady golfers at an outing in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. The photograph was credited to UPI (United Press International). […]
Assuming what records contain without knowing can cause us to overlook materials that might help us with our research. FamilySearch has had “United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921” online for some time. From the description: Index and images of burial registers for military posts, camps, and stations, 1768-1921. This collection corresponds with […]
I have had paper copies of selected documents of the Civil War widow’s pension file for my aunt Emmar for some time. Emmar was the second wife of John Osenbaugh who served in the 7th Illinois Infantry in the US Civil War. She survived John which is why she was granted a widow’s pension. The […]
There are differing schools of thought on whether one should use the online trees for research clues. I’ll leave that up to the individual researcher to decide, but I’m firmly convinced that if one uses them clues are all they should be used for Copying information from online trees willy-nilly is: asking to have many […]
For thirty years an image of Mimke and Antje Habben floated around in my head. After all, when thinking about or researching them, picturing an actual human seemed preferable to visualizing the words “Mimke” and “Antje” floating around in the air above my head. The images were not really based upon anything in particular and I […]