Documentary · Military · World War I

“They Shall Not Grow Old” – WATCH IT!

One hundred years ago this month, the the United States military began preparing and processing some of their troops for the return trip back from their Great War service in Europe.  And while there were some excellent Armistice commemorations which took place throughout the world on November 11, 2018, here in the United States, the… Continue reading “They Shall Not Grow Old” – WATCH IT!

Documentary · Television

New “We’ll Meet Again” Episode Has Bolingbrook Connection

Earlier last year, our library had the extraordinary opportunity to do a little leg work for an episode of the PBS show We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry.  If you are new to the show, We’ll Meet Again explores some of history’s most dramatic events and reunites people who had been separated by them.  If… Continue reading New “We’ll Meet Again” Episode Has Bolingbrook Connection

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The Best WWI Videos to Watch before and after Our ‘Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors’ Workshop and Webinar – Military Monday

If you’re confused about WWI history and your ancestor’s place in the conflict, you’re not alone!  The events and politics which encompass The Great War seem larger than life and not easily palatable.  Instead of thinking of the war as a whole and pulling out your hair in confusion, here’s a list of videos which… Continue reading The Best WWI Videos to Watch before and after Our ‘Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors’ Workshop and Webinar – Military Monday

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Can’t Wait for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Try BBC’s ‘Turn Back Time: The Family’ – Travel Tuesday

Quick show of hands, who’s NOT looking forward to TLC’s new season of Who Do You Think You Are?  By the way, thank you for the WDYTYA viewing party invitations.  I can’t wait to see the new season! Before we overdose on a new season of Who Do You Think You Are, I want to… Continue reading Can’t Wait for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Try BBC’s ‘Turn Back Time: The Family’ – Travel Tuesday

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Copper mining ancestors and tragedy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Were your ancestors apart of the copper mining culture of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?  You’ll want to check out Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913, which will debut this month on your local PBS station!  If you’re in the Chicagoland WTTW viewer, you can watch the program on Tuesday, December 17 at 8 pm, Wednesday,… Continue reading Copper mining ancestors and tragedy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Friday’s Faces from the Past