Category Archives: Cemetery

USS Oklahoma Pearl Harbor Unidentified Burial – Gerald Homer Pirtle, Re-buried in Wichita November 2018 – Tombstone Tuesdays January 28, 2020

I apologize for not posting this sooner. I saw it last month and started a post that I thought posted, but turns out it was saved as a draft instead. I noticed today that it hadn’t been posted. I noticed … Continue reading

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

I went looking for this last night, but didn’t see it until after I posted my last post for the day – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 27 January 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-27-january-2020/. Over 3.9M records from North Carolina … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – January 22, 2020

I saw a few days ago on Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – January 22, 2020: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after January 21, 2020. I checked again today and no new records have been added. New … Continue reading

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Celebrate Burns Night with new Scottish records – FindMyPast Fridays January 24, 2020

I did not see this last night on FindMyPast. Here’s this week’s FindMyPast Fridays – Celebrate Burns Night with new Scottish records: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/celebrate-burns-night-with-new-scottish-records. They can usually be found at https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/, either Thursday or Friday, depending on when they get posted. … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 21 January 2020

I saw this tonight on FamilySearch -New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 21 January 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-21-january-2020/. Over 1.6 million new, free, historical records were added from Argentina Baptisms (1645-1930) this week to FamilySearch.org. Many other record collections included are from American Samoa, … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – January 21, 2020

I saw today on Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – January 15, 2020: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after January 15, 2020. New and Updated   UPDATED Washington, Death Index, 1940-2014 1/21/2020 UPDATED Oaxaca, Mexico, Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Portraits in Stone – BillionGraves Tombstone Tuesdays January 21, 2020

I checked BillionGraves earlier and saw this –  Portraits in Stone: https://blog.billiongraves.com/portraits-in-stone/. Thought it made a good Tombstone Tuesdays post. Families have been immortalizing their loved ones with portraits in stone on their gravesites for thousands of years. After all, it’s … Continue reading

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A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS

I saw this yesterday on YouTube – A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-06Hy45Qc (about 4:57 minutes long). Nice to see the two who died were finally identified thanks to the UPS executive. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3774625/charles-gilbert-fischer and … Continue reading

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USS Doris Miller: Navy to name new $13bn aircraft carrier after Pearl Harbor hero who manned machine gun to fight off Japanese aircraft and was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

The US Navy is to name new aircraft carrier after a World War II hero Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor in 1942 The $13billion aircraft carrier will … Continue reading

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Update John Dillinger’s Corpse Not to Be Dug Up and DNA-Tested – January 18, 2020

Follow-up to an earlier DNA Saturdays post – John Dillinger’s Corpse to Be Dug Up and DNA-Tested to Settle Conspiracy Theory – LiveScience; DNA Saturdays August 3, 2019. I hadn’t heard anything else about this seesaw fight to dig up … Continue reading

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