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Gratitudes for Thanksgiving 2015

As I was sitting in a car being driven through Chicago en route from Rhode Island to Minnesota, reading compiled military service records and pension files for five Civil War veterans pulled from the collections of the National Archives by a researcher in Washington, DC, and sent to me...

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Saluting Military Ancestors

From the American Revolution to the present, Americans have served their country through military and patriotic service. The records they created are a cornerstone of family history research As we once again approach our nation’s birthday celebration on July 4, it’s a great time to review the contributions of...

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