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    Thursday
    May272010

    Free Research Weekend to Honor Those Who Served

    World Vital Records has announced free access to their U.S. Military Service Collection May 27, 2010 through June 1, 2010 in honor of Memorial Day. This is a terrific offer and one I plan to take advantage of this weekend. "Honoring Those Who Served" is also the weekly theme posted on the Blogger's Almanac for the week beginning May 30.

    Military databases at World Vital Records include records from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War. To access the collection, go directly to www.worldvitalrecords.com > Search > Military Records, or use this link. Those records with free Memorial Day Weekend access are noted.

    I am presently researching my "three Sams," same name, different wars. It's a bit tough keeping track of who's who, and I welcome the opportunity to move forward in unscrambling their past. Thanks, World Vital Records.

    Friday
    Sep122008

    Treasure Revealed !!!


    All I can say is "Wow!" Arline sure knew how to set up a photo shoot. I've been working with the negatives that fell out of The Magic Cupboard to scan a few on my flatbed scanner. When I saw this one, I was stunned. It appears to be part of a series and I can't wait to scan and print the rest of them. Please help out, U.S. Military experts -- WWI or the Mexican American War? Some of Arline's letters from her cousin Sam talk about his Army unit getting ready for the Mexican invasion along the border states. But Arline also married a man who enlisted (or was drafted) in the Army shortly after the wedding in 1917. I'm putting the date of this photo about 1916-1917 until a better date comes up. Ideas?

     

    U.S. Military Unit. Negative. Digital image. Privately held by Denise Levenick, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Pasadena, CA. 2008