Tag Archives: Veterans

First Post, 2.0/ What Is Ups and Downs of Family History

Originally posted in November 2013 as a way to explain what my blog would focus on, First Post, 2.0/ What Is Ups and Downs of Family History – there are a few differences between that post and this one, including … Continue reading

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Eligibility for Military Headstone

Not all veterans qualify for a military headstone. In addition, the V.A. doesn’t pay the setting fee for a headstone placed in a private cemetery. https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/hmm/eligibility.asp (some things aren’t covered on this link, but I included the relevant link when … Continue reading

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Spanish Flu – U.S. Patient Zero

Ancestry.com does a nice work-up on Private Albert Martin Gitchell, considered America’s Patient Zero in what would be called the Spanish Flu epidemic. Estimates were 500,000 – 700,000 deaths in the U.S. and 50 – 100 million worldwide. Albert survived, … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors Week 8 Daniel Kring, Died at Missionary Ridge

Week 8 of the #52 Ancestors Challenge. Here’s the story behind the challenge if you want to participate. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks. You can find the recap of Week 7 which saw 207 blog articles posted, not counting any submitted after the posting deadline. This week’s challenge … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors Week 6 – Dad (Fred Smith 1929 – 1977) Happy Angel Day

Week 6 of the #52 Ancestors Challenge. Here’s the story behind it if you want to participate. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks I am posting this on Dad’s angel day. He passed away about this time, 9 PM, on 07 February 1977. I don’t have any … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Day (CotD) – Biloxi National Cemetery

This is the inaugural implementation of my Cemetery of the Day (CotD). BillionGraves has been running a CotD for a while now and I think it is important to recognize cemeteries. My CotD choices will be a mix of random, … Continue reading

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Wreaths Across America – 14 December 2013

Next Saturday, December 14th, is the annual Wreaths Across America Day. This is a great program and the blog has a video clip that answers the question: How Do You Explain Wreaths Across America To A Friend Who Has Never Been … Continue reading

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First Post, 2.0/ What Is Ups and Downs of Family History

As I mentioned in the title section, this blog will cover an eclectic mix of cemeteries, genealogy, Bipolar Depression, mental health, mental illness, DNA, history, First Nations (aka Native Americans), military history, and World War II. I will blog about … Continue reading

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