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Ancestry.com’s U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939

“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 […]

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Clues from Magnetic Health Garments in 1918

I’ve spent a little time searching at Newspapers.com recently. Newspaper advertisements are sometimes boring, sometimes tedious, and occasionally interesting. In 1918 my uncle was apparently in search of a district manager from Lee County, Illinois. The job: selling and demonstrating “magnetic health garments.” They apparently cured a variety of things. The advertisement does provide evidence that […]