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Karen MacArthur Grizzard

U.S. Coast Artillery

Postmarked: 22 January 1942 from New York, New York, to Mr. Frank [Chiampa] in West Medford, Massachusetts.    

When NOT to Hire a Records Retrieval Person

Today Jennifer Holik's article, "When NOT to Hire a Genealogy or Record Retrieval Person," showed up in my news feed. As a fan of Ms. Holik's I was anxious to read her thoughts on this matter. I was not disappointed.... Continue Reading →

David S Sigler,6th Iowa Infantry

My sister came across this original Civil War discharge letter at an antique shop. She purchased it in hopes that it would someday make its way back to family members. David S. Sigler was born 10 December 1842 in Ohio.... Continue Reading →

George H. Hinkle: Fort Plain, New York

I love used postcards. They can tell a story with a mere few words and a picture. Where people have traveled, what they were doing there, why then went, and who they wanted to communicate with while they were there.... Continue Reading →

What We’re Reading: The Bell Witch

My Grandpa Woodard was an amazing storyteller. He grew up in the era before radio and television, in a rural area of middle Tennessee. His childhood was spent working and getting into mischief - especially with his oldest brother, Claude.... Continue Reading →

Cincinnati, Ohio

Research trips should always be a balance between exploring records and exploring the location. This week brings us to Cincinnati, Ohio. A river town that grew into a major city, Cincy has a wealth of sites to visit. Our Airbnb... Continue Reading →

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