Tag Archives: World War I

Shomin Airport, Oskaloosa – Kansas Tuesdays February 4, 2020

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute to create database of victims and survivors – January 23, 2020

I saw this yesterday – https://news.am/eng/news/556199.html. The project is in the planning stages, seeking funding, and is not complete yet. You can learn more about the genocide at http://www.genocide-museum.am/eng/armenian_genocide.php The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute believes it is important to create a … Continue reading

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General Funston Boyhood Home and Museum, Iola – Kansas Tuesdays January 28, 2020

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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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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