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The Holt Sisters of Whites Creek Pike, TN

Last week we went on a photo-collecting mission to our favorite antique store, and we came away with an absolute goldmine of photos (teased on our newly relaunched Instagram and shown at right!) Among those photo gems, we found the... Continue Reading →

The 74th Anniversary of D-Day

It was on this day, June 6, 1944, that approximately 156,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian forces stormed five heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France by air and by sea for Operation Overlord, one of the largest amphibious (sea/land) military operations... Continue Reading →

How to Choose a Professional Genealogist

We discussed why you should hire a professional genealogist in this post. Now let’s consider how you should choose one. A professional genealogist is not required to be licensed or certified by law, so a “professional” must be evaluated on... Continue Reading →

Why Hire a Professional Genealogist?

For many people the thrill of doing genealogy research is enough to keep them on the hunt for new finds. It can be addicting. Hours of research may not turn up any new leads, but when a new piece of... Continue Reading →

WWII Navy Photos (Part 5 – Leffie Martin)

Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 The final part of our series brings us to Stewards Mate 2nd Class Leffie Martin. Leffie Martin was born 9 May 1919 in Prentiss, Jefferson Davis... Continue Reading →

WWII Navy Photos (Part 4 – Orin William Queen)

Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 This week we're telling the stories of World War II service members using details found in their Official Military Personnel Files from the National Archives.... Continue Reading →

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