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5 Interesting Facts About the Medal of Honor

Posted July 12, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Did you know that 151 years ago today, the Medal of Honor was created? As the highest military honor in the United States, the Medal of Honor awards individuals for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Since its creation in 1862 during the Civil War, the Medal of Honor has been awarded to more than 3,400 men and one woman. Here are some interesting facts about the Medal of Honor:… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Charles G. Dawes

Posted July 9, 2013 by Hiromimarie | 2 Comments
Charles G. Dawes

Charles G. Dawes was the 30th Vice President of the United States from 1925-1929. He was a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925 for his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations. He served in World War I, was the Comptroller of the Currency, the first director of the Bureau of the Budget, and later the Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Charles Gates Dawes was born on August 27, 1865… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 8, 2013

Posted July 8, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Hope everyone had a happy Fourth of July! Here are some interesting articles you may have missed. The Genealogy Sphere The taxman cometh (The Legal Genealogist) – Judy G. Russell shares why genealogists should love tx records Finding Genealogy Evidence in the Most Unlikely Place (lonetester.com) – Interesting article on finding genealogy material when you least expect it A complicated family history places black Md. woman in DAR’s ranks (The Washington Post) – The story… Read the full story

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The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Posted July 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

This week commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Lasting from July 1 to July 3, 1863, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Often described as the turning point of the war, Union Maj. General George Gordon Meade successfully defeated attacks by Confederate General Robert E. Lee, thus ending Lee’s invasion of the North. The Battle of Gettysburg After his success at Chancellorsville, Virginia in May 1863,… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Percival Lowell

Posted July 2, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Percival Lowell

Percival Lowell was an author, mathematician, and astronomer. He is known for having fueled speculation that there were canals on Mars. Lowell formed the beginning of the effort that led to the discovery of Pluto fourteen years after his death, the name Pluto and its symbol were partly influenced by his initials “PL.” He graduated from Harvard University in 1876 with distinction in mathematics and at his graduation he gave a speech which was considered… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 1, 2013

Posted July 1, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Have a hankering for some genealogy news? Check out some of these articles fromt the past week: The Genealogy Sphere Copyright and grandmother’s writings (The Legal Genealogist blog) – Judy G. Russell helps clarify some concerns about your family writings and copyrights 20 Powerful Black-And-White Photographs of Regular Americans From History (BuzzFeed) – Check photos of the untold faces of our country JFK mania descends on ancestral town as Kennedy clan enjoys ‘homecoming’ (Independent.ie) –… Read the full story

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It’s in the Mail

Posted June 27, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

No doubt many of you have found letters addressed to your relatives in your genealogy research. Some may be thoughtful love letters sent from soldiers at war or general greetings from one cousin to another across the country. But it’s likely you never came across this: It turns out, after the parcel service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent via parcel post with stamps attached to their clothing. The children rode… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Henry Brooks Adams

Posted June 25, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams was a journalist and was keen on exposing political corruption. He was appointed Professor of Medieval History at Harvard in 1870 and is considered to have been the first to conduct historical seminar work in the United States. One of his students was Henry Cabot Lodge, who worked closely with Adams as a graduate student.  Adams wrote two novels, he is credited as the author of Democracy, which was published anonymously in 1880… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 24, 2013

Posted June 24, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Here are some interesting genealogy articles from the past week. The Genealogy Sphere Uncovering genealogy can lead to fascinating insights (ReadingEagle.com) – A genealogist discovers the story behind her great grandfather Thomas Armitage, a Civil War veteran who died in a Confederate prison in 1864 Obama’s Irish ancestry highlighted during first family’s visit to Trinity (Irish Times) – President Obama and his family learn about their genealogy while visiting Ireland 33 Reasons You Should Be… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – John Davis Lodge

Posted June 18, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
John Davis Lodge

John Davis Lodge was an American actor turned politician, he was 79th Governor of Connecticut from 1951 to 1955, and U.S. Ambassador to Spain, Argentina and Switzerland. He graduated from Harvard University in 1925 and Harvard Law School in 1929. After a brief career as a lawyer, Lodge worked as an actor on screen and stage from 1933 to 1942. He appeared in movies such as Little Women, The Little Colonel in which he played Shirley Temple‘s… Read the full story