Tag Archives: WBTS/ACW

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 6, 2019

I saw this earlier today on FamilySearch’s blog –New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 6, 2019 – https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch–week-of-may-6-2019/. FamilySearch added new, free, historical records this week including over 1.8 million from Brazil and 4.5 million from Scotland. Other countries include Canada, England, Peru, Poland, South Africa, and … Continue reading

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Dalby Database Minnesota – Tombstone Tuesdays May 7, 2019

A friend introduced me to the Dalby Database: http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=cemsearch. It is specific to Minnesota and while it has many cemetery records, it also misses a fair amount. It’s probably one of the most complete databases on Minnesota cemeteries available. It … Continue reading

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New Records on FamilySearch from March 2019

This is a different link than the one from my last post, https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-1-april-2019. As posted by FamilySearch on April 1, 2019, New Records on FamilySearch from March 2019: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-records-march-2019/ FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in March of 2019 with … Continue reading

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Interesting Little Known Coast Guard Medal of Honor Facts

If you go to Wikipedia and most Medal of Honor related websites, you hear about the three (3) Medal of Honor designs – Army, Navy, and Air Force. However, if you read this section of Wikipedia’s Medal of Honor article: … Continue reading

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Exploring The Ruins of This Forgotten Military Fort – Fort Macomb, Louisiana: YouTube and Vimeo Videos

Showed up as a random YouTube suggestion. DO NOT visit here unless you know what you are doing AND let somebody know you are going. Exploring The Ruins of This Forgotten Military Fort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0fOFKmR8IE&t (around 11:09 minutes long). Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_MacombContinue reading

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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of February 19, 2019

I saw this on FamilySearch yesterday – https://media.familysearch.org/new-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-february-19-2019/, but decided to post it this morning. FamilySearch added new, free, historical records this week from Colombia, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States: California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (almost 5 million new military records), New York, Oklahoma, … Continue reading

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Daniel E Adams – Gunsmith, Soldier, Photographer, Attorney, Skunk Farmer — Dusty Roots & Forgotten Treasures

A gunsmith, soldier, photographer, attorney, and a skunk farmer – it sounds like the start of a joke where the next line should be they walked into the bar. Interestingly enough those are all job titles held at various times … Continue reading

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Ship Island – Mississippi Mondays January 21, 2019

Updated January 24, 2019. This week’s installment of Mississippi Mondays is Ship Island – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_Island_(Mississippi), an island about 12 or so miles south of Gulfport and Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi. The Camille Cut caused by Hurricane Camille in  1969 should … Continue reading

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U. S. S. Cairo Museum – Mississippi Mondays

I’m backdating this to Monday as I thought it had posted, but WordPress decided it didn’t need to post on Monday. As part of Mississippi Mondays, I look at things related to Mississippi and found this one: https://www.nps.gov/vick/u-s-s-cairo-gunboat.htm. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Mississippi Swampers are Born: Battle of Belmont and Shiloh — My Delta

The Mississippi Swampers were organized at Memphis, Tennessee on June 11, 1861. It’s origins go further south though. Robert J. Humphreys was the popular sheriff of Tunica County, Mississippi and had served from 1853 to 1860. He decided to organize … Continue reading

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