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George Mell & Jean Craig

George Peck Mell & Jean Lucille Craig: A World War II Love Story is our featured post today. Visit our sister site at Veteran-Voices.com to read their story. Note: Research was based on the letters we obtained.   Ready to... Continue Reading →

May We Always Remember

https://youtu.be/A54jr8cb6AM   Let's introduce a new generation to the heroes who came before us. Check out the D-Day Darlings website and follow them on Facebook. Share the stories of your heroes.

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 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 →

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 →

Erin Go Bragh! (Ireland Forever!)

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! We here at J. Wendell love celebrating our “wee bit” of Irish heritage and we found this wonderful antique postcard to share with you today. The Old Weir Bridge is considered one of the oldest structures in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. It is believed to have been constructed sometime in the […]

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