Weekly Updates for 2010-07-21

21 July 2010 Evidence

RT @rootstelevision: Tuesday is almost over – did you catch the new Roots Tuesday blog/videos?!! #genealogy #photos # RT @whiteoakattic: Using a large mirror to direct sunlight diagonally across face of gravemarker makes inscriptions easier to read. # Blog post: Treasure Chest Thursday: My First SS-5 #genealogy # Blog post: On this date. […]

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Jim Butler Army Enlistment

18 June 2010 Military

A few days ago, my dad called wanting to know if I could find his grandfather‘s military records so that he could order a marker to be placed at the new Murray County Veterans Memorial Park.  Specifically, he needs Jim’s service dates, latest rank, and any medals he may have been awarded. I immediately logged […]

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge #19 – Military Records

13 June 2010 Military

I’m catching up on some prior 52 Week Challenges that I had missed along the way.  Challenge #19 was to: Examine the “Genealogy and Military Records” page on the National Archives page ( (Non-U.S. folks: examine the military records information from your country’s national archives.) Click the links and read everything you can. If you’ve […]

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Native American Ancestry – An Update

9 March 2009 Most Wanted

On December 8, 2008, I posted an article regarding a family legend of Native American ancestry.  Here is an update on what I have learned since then. Several weeks ago, I was looking through the Guion-Miller Rolls for the name “Patterson.”  I found a “Wm. H. Patterson,” who filed an application from Georgia.   I thought […]

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