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Treasures in a Random War of 1812 Pension File

Footnote.com recently released the first 1,400 images of the War of 1812 pension files, as part of its partnership with the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Archives. (You can read the full announcement here.) As promised, these images … Continue reading

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Digitizing War of 1812 Pension Files

From the 12 April 2011 press release by the Federation of Genealogical Societies and iArchives: “iArchives today announced a collaboration with the¬†Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) to digitize 180,000 pension applications, or an estimated 7.2 million pages of War of … Continue reading

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Presenting Civil War topics at Allen County

I am thrilled to be the featured speaker at the ACPL Genealogy Center’s Military Symposium this year. With the upcoming sesquicentennial of the Civil War, this year’s symposium will revolve around Civil War topics. I will present one of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 2nd War for Independence

While celebrating Independence Day this weekend, think about not only the American Revolution but also the 2nd War for Independence: the War of 1812. Although England agreed to withdraw her troops as a condition of the Treaty of Paris (ending … Continue reading

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Our Military Heritage – An Update

You are probably familiar with the fantastic genealogical collection at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. What you might not be familiar with is their growing collection of databases available on their website. One section of the … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Veterans Day

I considered writing a post about military burials, but I think I’ll let this photo from Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus do the talking instead.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Friendship, Love and Truth

This tombstone for George H. Boggs is in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. It shows membership in two organizations: the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows … Continue reading

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Waymarking the Revolution

I haven’t written very much lately about Waymarking. Here’s a brief recap: Waymarking is a game played with GPS units. Basically, you find places that fit into certain categories, take some photos, record the coordinates and post it on Waymarking.com. … Continue reading

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More military resources

From the latest issue of Genealogy Gems, published by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne: In the “Our Military Heritage” portion of GenealogyCenter.info are the following new resources: Civil War: –Abstract of General Orders … Continue reading

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OhioWarStories.org

With the advent of Ken Burns’ new WWII documentary, The War, we are certain to see more and more projects to capture the memories of WWII veterans. When you consider that they are dying at the rate of approximately 1,000 … Continue reading

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