Tag Archives: Military service

GenDetective and new WWII Draft Registration Cards

Recently, Fold3, released a new collection of WWII Draft Registration Cards, basically for the “younger” men.  The collection is not yet complete, only draft cards for men in 21 states are available.  This collection will continue to receive updates for … Continue reading

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Jackpot!

As odd as many genealogists find it, I do not just chase down the military records of my direct ancestors, but also for the grand-uncle and the spouses of the grand-aunt, ok as long as I am confessing, and the 1st … Continue reading

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My First Trip to the National Archives

On this past Tuesday I made my first trip to Washington, DC to research in the National Archives.  My friend Donna joined me and at the Archives we met my newly discovered (thank you internet) cousin Elisa from California.  Our 5th … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Prune the Family Tree?

Do you ever feel like your family tree is just too big?  I am in that spot now and am debating the pros and cons of pruning my tree.  Our combined tree, for myself and Charlie’s family, holds over 21,000 relatives! … Continue reading

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Research Progress Worksheet

A week ago I wrote about new functionality using maps and our family in GenDetective 2013.  None of the reports I wrote about were “new to me”.  I created them, and have been using them for my own research for a … Continue reading

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Military Service and GenDetective

Following our last blog, Lets Talk Military Service, I received a few questions about military service:  “If I do not use custom military events, how does GenDetective determine what is military service and which war the service is for?”  For … Continue reading

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Lets Talk Military Service

Over Labor Day weekend, I found a book *”Two hundredth anniversary of Heidelberg Union Church ..” by Raymond Hollenbach, published in 1940.  Much to my surprise a small section in the book was devoted to military service, specifically the American Revolution.  On pages 23-24 … Continue reading

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