Tag Archives: World War I

Grandfather to the Fast Attack – USS Carp (SS 20) F-1 (The Mysterious loss of Bob the Submarine Dog) — theleansubmariner

When the Navy bought its first Holland class submarine, the future of the craft was still as murky as the water it would dive into . The original boats were very limited in depth capability and the propulsion mechanism was … Continue reading

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Using War Memorials to research ancestors from the First World War – The Genealogist December 20, 2019

I saw this on the Genealogist website – Using War Memorials to research ancestors from the First World War: https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2019/using-war-memorials-to-research-ancestors-from-the-first-world-war-1213/ We have just released over 12,000 records from 138 War Memorials. This means that there is now a total of … Continue reading

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World War I in the Colonies: China, Middle East and Africa — Weapons and Warfare

Soon after London declared war on August 4, 1914, Britain’s colonial and dominion governments worked closely with the Admiralty to put together expeditions designed to seize Germany’s overseas ports and high-frequency radio stations. At the same time, the India Office … Continue reading

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New Records on FamilySearch from November 2019: 11 December 2019

I saw this today on FamilySearch – New Records on FamilySearch from November 2019: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/record-collection-november-2019/ December 11, 2019  – by  Laurie Bradshaw FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in November of 2019 with nearly 19 million new indexed family history records … Continue reading

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Review: The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East — The Domain for Truth

A weekend reading review, because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading. Eugene Rogan. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East. New York, NY: Basic Books, October 4, 2016. 512 pp. 5 out … Continue reading

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Spruce Squadrons Designation on V. A. Headstones – December 8, 2019

In looking at a military headstone recently, I ran across the epitaph 119th Spruce Sq with World War I being the war listed on the headstone. I had to look Spruce Sq up as I had never seen the term … Continue reading

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New records from London and Northumberland – FindMyPast Fridays November 22, 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 records from London and Northumberland:  : https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/new-records—from-london-and-northumberland. They can usually be … Continue reading

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November 21 – Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI

On this day in 1916, the sister ship to the Titanic, HM Hospital Ship Britannic, strikes a German mine in the Aegean Sea and sinks. It is the largest vessel lost in the First World War. Today’s Roll includes NI … Continue reading

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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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