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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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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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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – January 6, 2020

I saw this last night on Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – January 6, 2020: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after December 17, 2019. I was surprised at how long it took to get this very small … Continue reading

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Some Suggestions on Taking Headstone Photographs – January 7, 2020

If you are going to take headstone photographs, here are some suggestions I recommend. It doesn’t matter if you take them for Find-A-Grave, BillionGraves, or any other graving website that allows photo uploads. First, take a distant shot, preferably close … Continue reading

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Some Suggestions for Find-A-Grave/Ancestry.com – January 4, 2020

I would encourage Find-A-Grave or Ancestry.com to implement some changes on how many edits can be received by a Contributor. In the last year, there are times I get hundreds of edits from a single Contributor. I don’t have a … Continue reading

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Cemetery Angels BillionGraves – Tombstone Tuesdays December 24, 2019

I thought this was a good Tombstone Tuesdays post from BillionGraves – Cemetery Angels: http://blog.billiongraves.com/cemetery-angels/. Some of the most touching graveside monuments are cemetery angels. The angels appear in many forms. There are angels dressed in flowing robes with feathery wings … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – December 17, 2019

I saw this tonight on Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – December 17, 2019: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after December 10, 2019. For some reason, I thought the December 11, 2019 updates had been added, but … Continue reading

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8 People Who Didn’t Let Their Age Stop Them from Changing the World – MyHeritage December 19, 2019

I noticed this today on MyHeritage – 8 People Who Didn’t Let Their Age Stop Them from Changing the World – MyHeritage December 19, 2019: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/12/8-people-who-didnt-let-their-age-stop-them-from-changing-the-world/. I remember when #4 achieved both records as it made local news. She’s not … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 16 December 2019

I saw this last night on FamilySearch – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 16 December 2019: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-16-december-2019/ This week, FamilySearch.org added new, free, historical records from American Samoa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, England, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and the United … Continue reading

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