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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NPS SENIOR LIFETIME PASS

$10 Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

Senior Pass

$10 Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over (if purchased at a National Park Service property). The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20)-- ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency / citizenship. The Senior Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. The Senior Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

Senior Lifetime Pass

THE CIVIL WAR IN THE WESTERN THEATER 1862

The Civil War in the Western Theater 1862 examines the campaigns and battles that occurred during 1862 in the vast region between the Appalachian Mountains in the east and the Mississippi River in the west, and from the Ohio River in the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the south. Notable battles discussed include Mill Springs, Kentucky; Forts Henry and Donelson, Tennessee; Shiloh, Tennessee; Perryville, Kentucky; Corinth and Iuka, Mississippi; and Stones River, Tennessee [CMH Pub 75-7].

2014; 76 pp; ill; $10.00 from GPO to U.S. addresses.

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INTRODUCING GAENOVIUM

new genealogy-technology conference is different in every important way.

Quick Summary

New conference is not big & overwhelming, but small & intimate. Independent organisation. Not national, but international. Not in the USA, but in Europe. Not for genealogy technology users, but the technology creators. Conference fee includes all-attendee dinner.

Background

Genealogy without technology has become unthinkable. Nowadays, every genealogy conference has presentations that use or mention technology used by genealogists, but until now, even the most technology-oriented genealogy conferences were squarely aimed at the users of that technology.

Gaenovium

Gaenovium is a new kind of genealogy-related conference conceived and created by genealogy technologists Bob Coret & Tamura Jones, and it's different in every important way.

Gaenovium isn't a big overwhelming conference, but a small and intimate one. Gaenovium does not take place in the USA, but in Europe, the continent where modern genealogy has its roots.

Technologists

Gaenovium is not another conference for genealogy technology users, but a new conference for the technology creators. The Gaenovium conference is an event organised exclusively for academics, developers and visionaries at the forefront of genealogy technology.

International

Gaenovium is an international event, where genealogy technologists from around the world get together. Gaenovium 2014, the inaugural Gaenovium conference, features in-depth geneatechnology presentations by domain experts from Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Gaenovium 2014 takes place in Europe, and is sponsored by two leading genealogy technology companies from two other continents.

Location

Gaenovium does not take place just anywhere in Europe. Gaenovium takes place in Leiden, an ancient Dutch city that is not only rich in history, historical buildings and fascinating museums of international renown, but also known to genealogist world-wide as the city of the Pilgrim Fathers.

Date & Pricing

Gaenovium 2014 takes place on Tuesday 7 October 2014. The modest registration fee of € 45 includes coffee, lunch and a closing dinner with all speakers and attendees.

Sign up

The venue for Gaenovium 2014 is a historic building, and attendance is limited to the capacity of the main room. Registering for Gaenovium 2014 is similar to registering for a Beta programme; you sign up to receive an invitation.

Sponsors

Gaenovium 2014 is sponsored by MyHeritage Ltd and RootsMagic Inc. RootsMagic CEO Bruce Buzbee is enthusiastic: “This brand new conference is an exciting initiative that we're proud to support as a sponsor.”.

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More Information

Detailed information is available on the Gaenovium website: LINK
Illustrations are available here.

Follow @gaenovium on twitter.

ALWAYS REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET

From the vantage point of history, there is consensus: the Great War changed everything. World War I resulted in more than 37 million casualties. Empires were lost. An era of new roles for women and civic rights swept the globe. National boundaries were reshaped. Economies were devastated. The world was never the same.

And now, we commemorate 100 years since the Great War started. None of us are untouched by the changes that touch everyone.

The United States entered World War I in April of 1917 and more than 4 million Americans served their country around the world. Their courage, honor, sacrifice and valiant efforts led to the end of the world’s first global conflict just 20 months later on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (Nov. 11, 1918).

Yet, their bravery remains largely unrecognized.

We are pleased today to announce a new partnership with the National World War I Museum. This new partnership will help the nation always remember and never forget.

We’re calling on you to help us.

• The National World War I Museum is making a historical collection of unique and identified images available on Fold3. View this unique collection here.

• Discover where your family fits in this story and share your ancestor's memories, photos, and stories to help us remember and honor those who fought for America. Click here to get started.

• Help others discover the story. Over the next four years, the National World War I Museum will educate 1,000,000 students about the Great War and its enduring impact during the Centennial. Remembrance begins with discovering. You can help the Museum reach students across the country. Your charitable gift ensures that children will never forget the heroic Americans who brought an end to World War I. We invite you to join with us and the National World War I Museum in reaching 1,000,000 students across the country. Start by clicking here.

Family stories eventually become our nation's stories. Through this project, we can remember the forgotten stories, which show us how we became who we are today. Be a part of honoring those who served in the war that forever changed the world. Help create remembrance you'll never forget.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

THUNDER IN ARCADIA VALLEY

The Missouri Humanities Council has awarded a $2,500 grant to Southeast Missouri State University Press to support the printing of a new edition of "Thunder in Arcadia Valley: The Battle of Pilot Knob," to be available at the end of September. The new edition features added text, photos, and maps.

The release coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the battle at Pilot Knob's Fort Davidson (27 September 1864).

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WWI AEF ENGINEERING OFFICER REPORTS

If you’re interested in getting a first-hand look at what life was like for American soldiers in Europe during World War I, try browsing through Fold3′s collection of Officer Experience Reports. More than simply giving summaries of the dates, places, and technical aspects of the men’s service, these reports by engineering officers of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) are personal narratives that allow us a very human view of situations and events in the war.

These AEF engineers engaged in variety of tasks overseas, like building and maintaining roads, running sawmills and lumber operations, operating narrow-gauge railways, and working on construction projects—just to name a few. Engineers often served near the front lines—as well as farther back—in the course of their duties, frequently while under fire from German artillery or while battling nature. Though individuals’ experiences varied widely, as did attitudes, many of the engineers were proud of their service.

Below are some selected Officer Experience Reports you may enjoy, though they are just the tip of the iceberg.

• 1st Lieutenant James Metzger’s account of his men’s “constant battle with mud and rain” while building a road in France. He felt his experience was “none of the spectacular, but plenty of hard work.”
• Captain O.B. Martin’s account of building and running a successful sawmill in France with men who, though inexperienced, rose to the occasion. Low on all supplies at first, including horses, they built a stable by hauling poles from a forest a mile away with “American soldiers hitched to borrowed French wagons.”
• Captain William Millard’s account of building, maintaining, and operating narrow-gauge railways in France to carry supplies to the British. He also recounts being shelled by the Germans and a battle in which several detachments of engineers took part out of necessity.
• 2nd Lieutenant J.E. Morelock’s account of being an inspector for the Engineer Purchasing Office. Denied a transfer to a combat regiment, Morelock finished his service disillusioned with his role in the war.
• 1st Lieutenant Lewis Edwards’ and 2nd Lieutenant August Barreau’s accounts of the Spanish flu epidemic, which hit the men on board their transport ships across the Atlantic.

These accounts are just the beginning. You can find many more in Fold3’s WWI Officer Experience Reports.

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THE HIDDEN WEB: DIGGING DEEPER

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society August Webinar
The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper

• Presenter: Cyndi Ingle
• Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
• Time: 7:00 PM CDT

• Webinar Description: When Google and traditional search engines don't return useful information, don't stop there. We will explore resources that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within web sites and proprietary databases. The "hidden web" lies buried within the collections for commercial web sites, libraries, archives, and museums. We will also talk about the importance of indexes that deep-link into web sites online, thus uncovering hidden gems of information that may not be found easily through a search engine query.

• Register at: http://tinyurl.com/k26tnkg

Webinar ID: 105-117-171

After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information. Please remember that this is a first come first serve webinar. Registering does not hold a spot for you. Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO CENTRAL MISSOURI GENEALOGY

The Genealogical Society of Missouri (GSCM) announces the debut of the Insider’s Guide to Central Missouri Genealogy at the MoSGA Conference August 1-2. Patterned after similar Insider’s Guides, notably the Insider’s Guide to Illinois Genealogy, this is a handy reference guide for family historians and genealogists doing research on central Missouri ancestors.

Compiled by members of GSCM, the Insider’s Guide to Central Missouri Genealogy is four pages, 8.5 x 11” in size, printed in color on durable card stock. It contains:

• A Central Missouri Historical Timeline, including migration patterns and county formation dates
• A list of General Sites and Resources
• Over 100 links to websites covering more than 20 subject sections, including Census Records, Vital Records, Adoption, Marriage and Divorce, Cemetery Records, Pioneers, Wills and Probate Records, Obituaries, Court and Prison Records, Tax Records, Immigration and Naturalization, Land Records, African American, Military Records, Tools & Miscellaneous, Lineage Societies, Maps, Archives and Libraries, FamilySearch Centers, Books and Periodicals, Newspapers, Genealogical and Historical Societies, and City Directories

The Insider’s Guide to Central Missouri Genealogy will be specially priced at $5 at the MoSGA Conference.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CHEESEHEAD GENEALOGICAL MADNESS

Our 2014 Fall Seminar will be held on October 18, 2014, at the Hotel Mead located at 451 East Grant Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids.

Direct or Indirect Evidence: Sorting Out Your Genealogical Madness

Our Speaker will be Jay Fonkert, CG.

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY (IL) NEWS

Dear St. Clair County researchers,

Alert:

Today we were notified that the County Clerk’s office at the St. Clair County courthouse began renovations July 21, with completion expected on or about September 15, 2014. On site research visitors (births, marriages, deaths) will be directed to the Belleville Public Library during construction. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please take this into consideration if you're planning a research trip.

HISTORIC BLUE BOOK PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION

This collection consists of 1,053 pictures from the 1920s through the 1970s that were considered for or used in various editions of The Official Manual of the State of Missouri (the Blue Books):

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MISSOURI BLUE BOOKS, 1878-2000

This collection consists of all official manuals dating from 1878 to 2000. The collection is organized by volume and each available volume has been scanned in its entirety:

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Note: These items are all considered to be part of the public domain, including photographs!

MICROSOFT HOME USE PROGRAM

Did you know that the Microsoft Home Use Program lets you download Microsoft Office and other Microsoft programs for a one time price of $9.95? The catch--your employer must use the Microsoft program and be enrolled in the program.

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A VERY SERIOUS RISING

Was guerrilla activity a problem in Civil War Missouri? It surely was

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Monday, July 21, 2014

JEFFERSON COUNTY VETERANS WALL OF HONOR

The Veterans Wall of Honor is a computer driven video display located in the lobby of the Administration Center. The wall was created with private funds to honor all residents of Jefferson County who served the United States in the military. The Veterans Wall displays the name, rank and place of residence of each living or deceased veteran that completed honorable military service.

The Veterans Wall of Honor is designed to be a living memorial to which names may be added. A kiosk, located next to the Veterans Wall, allows visitors to search for the names of veterans listed in the database. In order to add a veteran's name to the Wall of Honor, down-load the form by accessing the link below or call the County Executive’s office at 636-797-5400 and request an Application for Recognition form. You may also call Tess Tenison at 636-677-8943 for additional information regarding the Veterans Wall of Honor.

In addition to the Wall of Honor, a bronze emblem honoring each branch of the Armed Forces of the United States is displayed on the south wall of the hallway as you enter the Administration Center.

Jefferson County government is proud of our County's many veterans and believes that their sacrifice should be remembered and honored.

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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE SOLDIER'S HANDBOOK

The National Tribune Soldier's Handbook: Containing a Compilation of the Pension And Other Laws, And Rulings of the Departments, of Interest to Soldiers And Sailors And Their Heirs. Washington, D. C.: The National Tribune, 1898.

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LOWE ON NC TAXES

We are delighted to present J. Mark Lowe's live webinar on North Carolina tax lists September 19th at 3:00 pm EDT.

The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:

J. Mark Lowe
NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency
LIVE Webinar 19 September 3:00 pm EDT, Free Viewing Period: 3-5 October 2014

Go to: www.ncgenealogy.org

Discover the variety of North Carolina tax records, and how they can tell you more than the amount due. Learn where they are located, and when to look at alternate sources for information.

Taxation in the Americas began within the colonies for the crown. By the time, the constitution was written in 1787, all colonies were taxing citizens on property, capitation (head), livestock, and other properties. The constitution gave specific authority to the state to levy and collect taxes. For purposes of our discussion, we will focus on the levy on people (poll tax), property and other personalty.

The North Carolina General Assembly in 1715 defined taxable persons as free Males over sixteen years of age. Basically a tax list is a register of free males, land owners, and slave owners who, by nature of their age or ownership, are required to pay taxes to the governmental authority. But there is so much more to learn.

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA was named the FGS Delegate of the Year in 2000. He is a full-time professional researcher and educator, who formerly served as President of APG, and as an officer for FGS. You can generally find him researching for clients including Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives or Biography Channel’s uneXplained. Otherwise with his love for teaching, you will see him at SLIG, IGHR, numerous webinars or at your local society.

Lowe is a professional researcher and educator, teaching at SLIG, IGHR & RIGS Alliance, researching for clients, and working on projects like "Who Do You Think You Are?"

WWI ANCESTORS ON MYHERITAGE.COM

Were your ancestors among the brave men who fought in WWI? How did they serve their country? Learn more about them by searching hundreds of thousands of WWI military records.

Enjoy FREE access to the following My Heritage WWI record collections from now through the end of July:

Silver War Badge Recipients, 1914 - 1918

British Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 - 1919

The National Roll of the Great War, 1914 - 1918

Tennessee WWI Veterans

Ireland's Memorial Records, 1914 - 1918

Royal Navy and Royal Marine Casualties, 1914 - 1919

De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1924

Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations 1914 - 1920

British Officers Taken as Prisoners of War, 1914 - 1918

British Military Officers

Victoria Cross Recipients, 1854 - 2006

You can also search all our military collections in one go.

Discover the wartime roles your relatives played in our online record database of WWI military records. This free offer ends July 31, so hurry and start your search today!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MoSGA BOARD ELECTION

MoSGA Members:

The Election for officers to serve on the MoSGA Board will close on July 25th. The ballot and space for write in candidates is available in our Summer Newsletter on page 11. Please make a copy of it or cut it out and mail to:

MoSGA Ballot
PO Box 833
Columbia, MO 65205-0833

The Election results will be announced at the Saturday Luncheon of the conference on August 2, 2014.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? MARATHON ON TLC

If you missed some or all of last season’s episodes of the U.S. version of the Who Do You Think You Are? genealogy television program, you have an opportunity to view them later this month. TLC will rebroadcast all of Season 4′s episodes, one after another, on Sunday, July 20 and again on July 23. If you missed earlier episodes, you can watch them on July 20 or 23 or program your video recorder to capture the episodes for you.

In each episode, a celebrity explores his or her family tree in this seven-part profile series. In each episode, a star takes a globe-spanning journey of self-discovery to uncover the mysteries of his or her ancestral history. Their familial stories in turn shed light on events in American and world history.

Episodes that will be rebroadcast include:

Sun, Jul 20 – 1:00 PM – Actor Chris O’Donnell explores his father’s side of the family and its patriotic legacy.
Sun, Jul 20 – 2:00 PM – Model Cindy Crawford travels to the U.K. to investigate her family’s origins and possible links to royalty.
Sun, Jul 20 – 3:00 PM – Actress Zooey Deschanel investigates reports of abolitionists in her father’s Quaker family background.
Sun, Jul 20 – 4:00 PM – Singer Kelly Clarkson learns about an ancestor’s bravery in combat.
Sun, Jul 20 – 5:00 PM – Celebrity Chelsea Handler investigates her grandfather’s role in World War II.
Sun, Jul 20 – 6:00 PM – Actor Jim Parsons honors his father’s memory by investigating the paternal side of his family on a journey that includes stops in Louisiana and France.
Sun, Jul 20 – 7:00 PM – Actress Christina Applegate learns more about her paternal grandmother, a beloved family member neither she nor her father ever really knew.

All of the above times are listed in Eastern U.S. time. Check your local cable or satellite listings for the time and channel near you.

The entire series will be broadcast again on Wednesday, Jul 23, starting at 1:00 PM Eastern time.

In addition, the new Season 5 of Who Do You Think You Are? begins on July 23 when actress Cynthia Nixon explores the history of her father’s side of the family, which reveals an ancestral mystery of deceit and murder. Cynthia Nixon’s episode will be broadcast at 9 PM Eastern time on TLC.

LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES

Beck, Walter Herman. Lutheran Elementary Schools in the United States. St. Louis, Mo.: Concordia Publishing House, 1939.

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DECK YOUR WALLS

Need posters for your home, workplace, classroom, or meeting place? The GPO can probably help, and at very reasonable prices:

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NEW GADGETS ON THE WAY

Think you’ve got all the tech gear you’re likely to ever need? This article about new tech in the pipeline may change your mind:

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LEST WE FORGET…

Ongoing efforts to mark the graves of Civil War soldiers are bringing mixed results:

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY SCHOOLS REPORT

Kansas City (Mo.). Board of Education. Report of the Superintendent of Schools of the School District of Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Mo.: The Board, 1883-1898 (various years).

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REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

Missouri. Dept. of Education. Division of Public Schools. Office of State Superintendent of Public Schools. Report of the Public Schools of the State of Missouri. Jefferson City: Carter & Regan, State Printers and Binders, 1869-1922 (annual; most years available full-view):

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THE ATMOSPHERE IS RANK WITH TREASON

Were guerrillas a problem in Civil War Missouri? Yes, indeed:

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WHEN CELL DIDN”T MEAN PHONE…

Ancestry.com just released more than 130 years of New York prison records ranging from 1797 to 1931:

1. New York, Governor's Registers of Commitments to Prisons, 1842-1908

Contains prisoner records for 15 prisons in the state of New York.

2. New York, Discharges of Convicts, 1882-1915

Governors were required by law to keep registers of all applications for and grants of clemency. This collection includes images of the registers for recording discharges of convicts serving in state prisons who had their sentences commuted and were discharged.

3. New York, Executive Orders for Commutations, Pardons, Restorations and Respites, 1845-1931

Throughout much of the nineteenth century in New York, the right to vote was denied to anyone convicted of an “infamous crime,” but citizenship rights could be restored at the governor’s discretion. This collection includes eight volumes of restorations to citizenship that New York governors issued to convicted felons.

4. New York, Prisoners Received at Newgate State Prison, 1797-1810

Newgate Prison was New York’s first state penitentiary, opening in 1797 on the Hudson River. It was envisioned as a model prison for reforming those charged with serious crimes other than murder and arson (which were capital offenses). The prison closed in 1828, and the remaining prisoners were removed to Sing Sing Prison.

CENSUS BUREAU’S AGE SEARCH SERVICE

Welcome to this us Census Bureau E-Tutorial on How to Obtain a Copy of your Census Record.

• On occasion, an individual needs to track down or establish a birth record when the traditional or normal birth certificate is lost or destroyed. The U.S. Census bureau provides an "Age Search Service" that provides legally recognized source documents for obtaining a passport or court-required documents or records. Specific census records from your childhood can serve as proof of age or citizenship. The state department recognizes certified census records as an alternative to birth certificates for passport applications. This is helpful if your birth certificate was lost or destroyed.

• Other agencies and courts also accept census records as official documents. The law protects the confidentiality of census records, and they cannot be publicly released for 72 years. However, the law also provides an exemption that allows you to obtain an official copy of your own census information, records of your minor children, or as someone’s legal heir or representative.

• This tutorial will show you how to locate and submit a request to obtain your census record using the Census Bureau’s Age Search Service. If you cannot find what you are looking for after watching this tutorial, you can contact our call center at 1-800-923-8282.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

MEET ME AT THE FAIR!

Researching a person, event, palace, pavilion, or concession at the 1904 World's Fair? St. Louis Public Library's Special Collections Department has a large collection of LPE materials:

Resources for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 World’s Fair)

QUICK GUIDE TO THE SLPL WEBSITE

A lot of information is available on the St. Louis Public Library website: here's a list of quick links to that info:

* Ask a Librarian

* Bibliographies

* Calendar of Events

* Check It Out!

* Creative Experience

* Downloadables

* Electronic City Hall

* Gateway Family Historian Magazine

* Genealogy Page

* Get a Card

* Grants & Foundation Center

* Indexes

* Library Hours

* Library Locations

* Obituary Index

* Online Exhibits

* Online Learning

* Reference Databases

* SLPL Blogs

* SLPL Foundation



Contact Us!

DIVIDED STATE: MISSOURI MILITARY UNITS IN THE CIVIL WAR

The St. Louis Public Library website includes a lot of info on Missouri Civil War military units:

Civil War Missouri Union Militia Organizations

Divided State: Missouri Military Units in the Civil War (1st-5th)

Divided State: Missouri Military Units in the Civil War (6th-25th)

Divided State: Missouri Military Units in the Civil War (26th-60th)

Divided State: Missouri Military Units in the Civil War (61st-89th)

Divided State: Missouri Military Units in the Civil War (Named Regiments A-L)

Divided State: Missouri Military Units in the Civil War (Named Regiments M-Z)

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

MISSOURI STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION (1909)

Thorpe, Burton Lee. Biographies of the Founders, Prominent Early Members And Ex-Presidents of the Missouri State Dental Association. Saint Louis: Ev. E. Carreras, 1909.

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OHIO TOWNSHIP & MUNICIPAL OFFICERS (1929)

Ohio. Secretary of State. Ohio Roster of Township And Municipal Officers. Springfield, Ohio: Kelly-Springfield Print. Co., 1929.

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REGISTER OF THE MILITARY ORDER OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE U.S.

Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States. Register of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, National Commandery. New York: s.n., 1900.

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BROWSING ON FOLD3

Whether you’re browsing the records on Fold3 just to take a look around or browsing to find information on a specific person, this method of online exploration can broaden your understanding of a conflict period and give context to records about your ancestors:

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Monday, July 07, 2014

REGISTER OF THE SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS

General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.). Missouri. Register of the Society of Colonial Wars In the State of Missouri, 1900-1903. St. Louis, Mo.: Woodward & Tiernan Print. Co., 1903.

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NEW MEXICO CIVIL WAR BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rittenhouse, Jack D. New Mexico Civil War Bibliography, 1861-1865: an Annotated Checklist of Books & Pamphlets. Houston: Stagecoach Press, 1961.

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550 FREE AUDIOBOOKS

A list (organized by author) of mostly classic works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

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NOTE: If a source listed is “FREE from Audible,” they require you to register and sign up for a free 30 day trial with their service. It’s a good service, and it’s easy to cancel, but if you don’t want the hassle, just choose listings that say “Free MP3”, “Free MP3 Zip File”, “Free iTunes”, or “Free Stream”.

NOT SO HAPPY 100, WORLD WAR I!

This July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914.

Explore Fold3′s World War I collection to discover more about this conflict and the soldiers who fought in it.

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ANCESTRY.COM UPDATE

Good morning,

At the beginning of June, Matt Deighton sent you an email about some changes happening at Ancestry.com – how we’re focusing our efforts on our core offerings and have made the tough decision to retire certain product offerings. I wanted to send an update to Matt’s announcement:

Due to recent site issues, we will be extending the period that MyFamily, MyCanvas, Genealogy.com, Mundia and the Y-DNA and mtDNA websites will be available. These sites will not retire until September 30, 2014.

As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions about this.

HEATHER ERICKSON
Global Communications
Ancestry.com

Friday, July 04, 2014

DAR NATIONAL DIRECTORY (1911)

Daughters of the American Revolution. Directory of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: Memorial Continental Hall, 1911.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY ILLINOIS HISTORY & FAMILIES

The Montgomery County Genealogy Society is proud to announce the publication of “Montgomery County, Illinois History & Families Book,” to be available at a special pre-publication price until the book goes to the publisher this fall.

According to the society’s website at www.mcgsil.com, the book will be a “commemorative ‘coffee-table’ book” with more than 400 family histories, a general history of the county, and pages for businesses, organizations, churches, schools, along with memorial and tribute pages.

The pre-publication price is $54.95 (plus $6.50 if book is mailed); a deluxe leather edition can be ordered at $89.95.

For more information contact Montgomery County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 212, Litchfield, IL 62056-0212; email: info@mcgsil.com or phone Deanne Reeves at 324-2425 or 556-0066 or Carol Berry at 556-6777.

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TWO EVENTFUL DAYS IN ARKANSAS

Article from the Neosho Daily News on the Battle of Pea Ridge (March 1862):

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LEARN TO READ—OR ELSE…

You lose your hard-earned stripes:

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