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Over this Memorial Day weekend many genealogy websites are offering free access to military records. On MyHeritage there is this special webpage for military records. I wanted to find a record for a brother of one of my ancestors named Benjamin Franklin Lason. Seeing as the Lason surname is rather obscure, I only put the …

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Talk on Veterans

Do you have a Veteran in your family? On Sept. 7th at 10:30 a.m. is the talk; “Researching Your Veteran’s Story.” CDR Victor “Tory” Failmezger, USN, Retired will tell how to research, collect and preserve the service records of veterans of WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and some recent Middle East conflicts. CDR Failmezger …

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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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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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Sampson Vets Mem. Cem.

On Monday, 26 Sept., was the first burial in a new veterans cemetery that has been in the planning for over 15 years. Clinton Van Gelder, formerly of Intelaken, NY, who died on 22 Jan. 2010, had told his wife, Eva, that he wished to be buried in the new veterans cemetery. Van Gelder had …

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Thank You Veterans

Today is Veterans Day. Let me tell you about my Revolutionary War ancestor, Matthew Halsey. He lived in Bridgehampton, NY on the eastern end of Long Island. He joined a Company of men from that area. The Company marched to Fort Ticonderoga which is about 350 miles to replace men that had survived an attack …

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Revolutionary War Soldiers

Happy July Fourth! This holiday makes me think of my ancestors Matthew Halsey and Jacob Wilklow that were soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Neither were in any battles but that doesn’t matter as they still were ready to fight if they needed to. I noticed another blog,¬†Genealogy and Family History(.com) has a good posting on …

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