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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 →

What We’re Reading: The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom by John F. Baker Jr.

About the Book "When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh grade, he saw a photograph of four former slaves in his social studies textbook. When he learned that two of them were his grandmother's grandparents, he began the... 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 →

WWII Navy Photos (Part 3 – LaVern Francis Martin)

USS General W A MannSeries: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 |Part 5 If you're just joining in on this series, welcome (and welcome back to those of you who have been following along). Today I'm... Continue Reading →

WWII: Navy Photos (Part 2)

Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Hello all! I began this series last fall as a "photo mystery" (you can read the first post here: WWII Photo Mystery Part 1) but after... Continue Reading →

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