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Month: May 2019

The Reluctant DNA Match

We’ve all been there. You open up your account and see new DNA matches. You find one that is relatively close. You excitedly jot off a note, explaining who you are, what you believe the relationship is (if you know it) or how you might be related, and your willingness to share information. Then you…
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Meuse-Argonne Cemetery in France.

Time Will Not Dim the Glory Of their Deeds

Once again Memorial Day is upon us. It is one of three days each year in the United States that we honor military service: Armed Forces Day Celebrated last Saturday, this day is marked annually on the third Saturday of May. This is the day that we celebrate and express gratitude to those currently serving…
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World War I Burial Maps and Citizen Archivists

Preparing for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday next week, the National archives has released a valuable new set of digitized maps. These are maps of the original burial locations of World War I soldiers. During the war, there was often no time to send soldiers’ remains homes, or to bury them in cemeteries. Many soldiers…
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FamilySearch website showing how to find an FHC.

What is a Family History Center?

I’m often asked what a Family History Center is. Many believe that this is just a generic term for a facility that has resources for family history. It is actually a term for a very specific facility, run by FamilySearch. Many people are familiar with the FamilySearch website, but are less familiar with the physical…
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