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19 Mar 2016

Why We Do Genealogy

How many times have you been asked why we do genealogy? Back when I was a working archivist-librarian, the bosses who held the pursestrings would ask me why we should even bother with all that old stuff. After all, it was so expensive to take care of and nobody really [...]

7 Dec 2015

From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

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 [...]

6 Jul 2014

Michigan World War II Veterans Database

Courtesy MLive A new database of Michigan World War II veterans is available, and you can contribute information on your Michigan World War II veterans to it. MLive, a Michigan online newspaper, is searching for an estimated 39,000 World War II veterans living in Michigan at the present time. [...]

19 May 2014

A World War II Widow Journeys to Normandy

Peggy searched for 60 years to find answers about her husband. (Courtesy Mrs. Harris/ World War II Widow Journeys to Normandy is the story of a 60-year search for the final resting place of 1st Lt. Billie Dowe Harris. If you read only one thing about World War [...]