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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 [...]

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 Research|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, [...]

7 Dec 2015

From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

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Letters From the Pacific, From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa Pearl Harbor Survivors, 2011 This day doesn't get much play anymore, possibly because the Pearl Harbor Survivors are all in their 90s. My husband and I considered it a privilege in 2011 to commemorate the 70th anniversary from Ford Island in Pearl Harbor and attend [...]

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 [...]