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The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

My dad served in the Korean Conflict in 1951-1952.  He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan for most of that time.  As I was sifting through his photo album, I was hit with the historical significance of his photographs.  They show the beginnings of the integration of the United States military–the end of segregated service. On… Continue reading The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks · About My Ancestors · Azorean Roots · Military Research

52 Ancestors, Week 21: My Azorean Ancestor was a Soldier

Being a regular blogger makes it difficult to find topics that I haven’t already touched for weekly challenges.  This week’s theme for the 52 Ancestors challenge is Military.  So far, I haven’t found many ancestors who were in the military who I haven’t already expounded upon already.  As I’ve recently found new information on Felicianno… Continue reading 52 Ancestors, Week 21: My Azorean Ancestor was a Soldier

About My Ancestors · California Genealogy · Military Research

The Answer was Right in Front of Me

Sometimes the answer to the problem is right in front of your face.  I was pretty sure the Jean Lassalle on this WWI draft registration card was my grandfather.  The birthday matches. I was reluctant to say this was my grandfather since the physical characteristics were off.  My grandpa was not medium height (unless their… Continue reading The Answer was Right in Front of Me

About My Ancestors · French Roots · Military Research

Found my Grandfather in French Military Records

I met a man through a cousin who met him on GeneaNet.  He is our distant cousin. He actively researches our family tree and is an excellent ally for all things genealogy in France. This weekend he informed me that France has put up a new military database, Registres de Recrutement Militaire. The records give… Continue reading Found my Grandfather in French Military Records