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9 Jan 2017

World War II Diaries of Friendship, Suffering, Death

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From the Washington Post today, a story of World War II diaries of friendship, suffering, death now preserved at the Library of Congress. In September 1944, after two years of suffering in POW camps in the Philippines, U.S. Army Lt. George Washington Pearcy was being transferred to one of Japan’s [...]

1 May 2016

Archives MayDay 2016

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Today is Archives MayDay 2016 – the one day each year when the entire archives profession pays attention to emergency preparedness by writing, reviewing, and revising disaster preparedness plans. At home, too often our emergency planning takes second place to more pressing demands. So I think it’s smart to take [...]

10 Apr 2016

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3

By |10 Apr 2016|archives, digital collections, family papers, family photographs, family records, FamilySearch.org, genealogy, primary sources, States on Sunday|1 Comment

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3 is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy's States on Sunday series, providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states. Part 1 featured the major resources available. Part 2 includes institutional and small organization links. Part 3 today concludes the entries for California. The [...]

3 Apr 2016

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 2

By |3 Apr 2016|archives, databases, digital collections, family papers, family photographs, family records, genealogy, States on Sunday|Comments Off on Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 2

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 2 is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy's States on Sunday series, providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states. Part 1 featured the major resources available. Part 2 includes institutional and small organization links. Part 3 concludes the entries for California. The state's [...]