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Remembering Milestones

Today marks my parents' 60th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on 11 October 1958 in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, by a Justice of the Peace, on what Mom described as a wet and cold Fall evening. They were attended by... Continue Reading →

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 →

Useful Genealogy Tools: DNA Painter

I'm always looking for tools that enhance my research and I wanted to share this free chromosome mapping tool for my fellow genetic genealogy enthusiasts called DNA Painter. If you're not familiar with chromosome mapping, simplistically, it's a way that we... Continue Reading →

What We’re Watching: Churchill’s Secret Agents (Netflix)

 This is a slight departure from our usual, but definitely a show we wanted to share. Last week Netflix released a five episode reality series that immersed 14 "contestants" into the same World War II era selection process and training... 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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