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The Tale of Two Statues – The Strange Story of Viquesney’s WWI ‘Spirit’ Monuments – Those Places Thursday

If you take a walk through one of the many memorial parks in the United States, you’ll find monuments of every size, shape, and material.  Some are as simple as a large stone with a bronze plaque.  Others are grand and opulent buildings constructed of rare materials and marble.  The better known monuments celebrate the… Continue reading The Tale of Two Statues – The Strange Story of Viquesney’s WWI ‘Spirit’ Monuments – Those Places Thursday

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Christmas on the American WWI Homefront – Talented Tuesday

As we look back to the events of the Great War and the people who lived through it, what serves as a tether between that century was the significance of Christmas to Americans living at home and abroad.  For a majority of families, this Christmas would mark the first time since the Civil War where one… Continue reading Christmas on the American WWI Homefront – Talented Tuesday

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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

Fountaindale Public Library District · Military · Public Presentations · State Specific Research · Websites · Workshops and Events

Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday

Need help finding the Great War heroes in your family tree? The Fountaindale Public Library is hosting a free workshop and live stream of Here Come the Doughboys!: Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors on Saturday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST! Program Schedule Reconstructing your Soldier’s WWI Experience     9:30 a.m.… Continue reading Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday

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More Sources for Finding Your WWI Military Ancestor! – Friday’s Faces From the Past

I wrote earlier this month about the U.S. Army Transport Lists, 1910-1939, which were released by Ancestry.com earlier this month. My friend Jennifer Holik has been doing some World War 1 research, and discovered deceased veterans were included in the transport lists.  This was a great catch to be sure!  In my latest browse of… Continue reading More Sources for Finding Your WWI Military Ancestor! – Friday’s Faces From the Past

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Huge Breakthrough in American WWI Military Research! Ancestry Releases Army Transport Lists 1910-1939! – Workday Wednesday

There’s great news for everyone searching for their American WWI military ancestors.  To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I, Ancestry just released U.S., Army Transport Lists 1910-1939. Why is this important to you? These Troop Passenger Lists document the movement of Americans and ships going to… Continue reading Huge Breakthrough in American WWI Military Research! Ancestry Releases Army Transport Lists 1910-1939! – Workday Wednesday