Daily Archives: July 28, 2020

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 27 July 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today –New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 27 July 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-27-july-2020/. July 28, 2020 New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 27 July 2020 FamilySearch added new free indexed collections of immigrant arrivals … Continue reading

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Early US Amphibious Landings I and II — Weapons and Warfare

Colonel Robert W. Huntington USMC While Colonel Robert W. Huntington had been long since retired when Marines carried out a series of maneuvers later dubbed “Advanced Base Force” exercises from 1903 to 1907, his landing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during … Continue reading

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Lane County Historical Museum, Dighton – Kansas Tuesdays July 28, 2020

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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French Basque Country: Bayonne — View from the Back

If things had gone according to plan, I’d now be enjoying a vacation in my beloved Basque Country but as I’m not…………………….let’s return to my series about the French Basque Country. A mere eight kilometres (5 miles) from Biarritz is … Continue reading

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2013 Honors: Chester Nez (Navajo Code Talker) – YouTube Video American Veterans Center

I saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ZWxTiiBBs Direct link: 2013 Honors: Chester Nez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ZWxTiiBBs (around 3:34 minutes long) He was the last surviving member of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers. He passed away in 2014: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130862886/chester-nez.

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Ancestry at Home until August 31 — North Carolina Collection

Have you been putting off doing your genealogy even though you know Ancestry is available for at home use? Well, no worries – Ancestry Library Edition is available for at home use through August 31 now. Woohoo! All you need … Continue reading

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Ohlsdorf Cemetery Hamburg, Germany – Tombstone Tuesdays July 28, 2020

I mentioned the 7 largest cemeteries on a previous Tombstone Tuesdays – The 7 Largest Cemeteries in the World — BillionGraves Blog – Tombstone Tuesdays June 16, 2020, so I decided to see what I could find on each of … Continue reading

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To the Pundits, Bills in Congress Are Not Called Acts Unless They Get Passed – July 28, 2020

I see too many pundits, YouTubers, and other media experts referring to the HEALS Bill, the HEROES Bill, and other unpassed bills using the incorrect term Act. A bill is not called an Act unless it gets passed, something these … Continue reading

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Guy Whidden, 101st Airborne in WWII (Full Interview) – YouTube Video American Veterans Center

I saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVgU2LfumIc Direct link: Guy Whidden, 101st Airborne in WWII (Full Interview) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVgU2LfumIc (about 41:04 minutes long)

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Reference Materials: 7th Fighter Command Website — Iwo Jima Models

As modelers, we have differing motivations as to why we build models. Some build out of the sheer enjoyment of building and completing a model without concerns about accuracy of details or markings. My twin brother (yes, there are two … Continue reading

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