Memorial Day – 2015

The children on this old postcard are going to decorate the graves of our veterans that died during our past wars. Just a reminder that there lists of veteran burials for some towns on the cemetery page of the GenWeb of Monroe County. Those records came from the Veteran’s Service Agency which at one time …

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Etwyv ?

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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