Tag Archives: World War I

New UK and US military records – FindMyPast Fridays November 15, 2019

I didn’t see a post last night on FindMyPast, at least not before I left my Internet cafe location. I saw it posted this morning – FindMyPast Fridays –New UK and US military records: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/new-uk-and-us-military-records. They can usually be found … Continue reading

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Mighty Indigenous Warriors: From Egypt to the First World War — Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Elizabeth Kawenaa Montour and Sara Chatfield When First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation were recruited in 1914 to fight in the First World War, enlistees were not aware of the new reality of 20th-century warfare. As a prelude to … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget — BillionGraves Blog October 29, 2019

On November 11th, 1918 the guns fell silent across Europe as the Treaty of Versailles was signed to signify the end of World War I. And now this year – November 11, 2019 – commemorates the 101st anniversary of this … Continue reading

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John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News – Featured Blogger of the Week October 18, 2019

For this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week, I chose John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News. I only found his blog yesterday. I saw it listed on another blogger’s list of blogs he follows. I was going to … Continue reading

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October 15 – HMS Hawke – Northern Ireland’s greatest naval loss — Remembrance NI

One of the greatest single losses to Royal Navy personnel from Northern Ireland occurred on the 15th October 1914 when the German Submarine SM-U9 which was patrolling the North Sea came across two British Cruisers, HMS Hawke commanded by Capt. … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 30 September 2019

I saw this today on FamilySearch – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 30 September 2019: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-records-september-2019/ FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in September of 2019 with almost 13.2 million new indexed family history records and over … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Research Wiki Publishes 90,000th Article – August 30, 2019

I saw this on FamilySearch earlier today – FamilySearch Research Wiki Publishes 90,000th Article: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/wiki-celebrates-90000-articles/. Congratulations on the milestone. This summer, the FamilySearch Research Wiki published its 90,000th wiki article—a major milestone since its humble beginnings nearly 12 years ago. … Continue reading

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FindMyPast Fridays August 23, 2019

I saw this yesterday on FindMyPast – https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/did-your-ancestors-have-a-brush-with-the-law. I do hope they go back to using FindMyPast Friday as a label in addition to using the splash that shows a post is a FindMyPast Friday post. New Scottish crime and … Continue reading

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Air Aces of World War One — Malcolm Marsh – Author

Captain Albert Ball V.C. – British Ace 1896 / 1917 Pt.2 In June 1915, Ball decided to take private flying lessons at Hendon Aerodrome, which would in turn give him an outlet for his interest in engineering and also possibly … Continue reading

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Air Aces of World War One — Malcolm Marsh – Author

Oberleutnant Frank Linke – Crawford – Austro – Hungarian Ace 1893 / 1918 Pt.3 The Hansa- Brandenburg D.I had serious liabilities as a fighter plane, it spun easily, had poor forward visibility and its machine gun was mounted well above … Continue reading

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