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19 May 2017

Is There an Elmer Ellsworth in Your Family Tree?

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If he was born after 1861, your ancestor was named for Union officer Elmer Ellsworth (1837-1861). At the age of 24, as commander of the 11th New York Volunteers, also known as the First Fire Zouaves, Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth became the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. Ellsworth [...]

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 [...]

10 Nov 2016

Free Swedish Genealogy Research Alert

By |10 Nov 2016|church records, databases, digital collections, genealogy, immigration records, marriage records, military records, Swedish genealogy|Comments Off on Free Swedish Genealogy Research Alert

Free Swedish Genealogy Research Alert – on Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13, ArkivDigital  is providing free access to everyone who wants to try out ArkivDigital All-in-One. New users and users with Base subscription get access to everything in their All-in-One database on both days. Church records, estate inventories, court records, [...]

10 Nov 2015

U.S. Veterans’ Claim Files Now Available

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Today's topic is newly released U.S. Veterans' Claim Files, 1917-1948, a group of records now available from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This record group includes cases closed by the VA from 1917-1948, which were transferred to a Federal Records Center in 1952 and 1955. The National Archives began taking [...]