Old News – World War I Begins

Major news from the past. After a month of negotiations had broken down, on July 28th 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Russia mobilized on the 30th. Germany declared war on Russia on August 1st. Here some reports from the first couple of days when everyone thought that it might be possible to …

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Free Military Records for Memorial Day

This weekend many commercial genealogy websites are giving free access to some of their military and veteran’s records. Not everything is free but enough is available that you may find records for some of your family. Most are only available until Monday evening. All three of these websites will try to get to to subscribe …

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Talk on Flu Epidemic

Title: WORLD WAR I and the FLU PANDEMIC of 1918 Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall By: Robert Brown, PhD The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War I.  It has been cited as the most divesting epidemic in modern history and the worst epidemic in American history …

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World War I Books Online

The Rochester Public Library has added the 3 volume set titled World War Service Record of Rochester and Monroe County, New York to their online collection. This is a fantastic resource for those that served in the war and also those that stayed home and did volunteer work during WWI. Volume one of the set …

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