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A Collection of Posts about Military Veterans

A Collection of Posts about Military Veterans

November 11th is Veterans Day.  This is the day we honor and remember those who served in the military.  I’d like to share some of my post pertaining to veteran relatives and how to research them. Trying to find veterans from Hawaii?  Try these three free databases for those who served in World War I and World War II. Learn about my father’s experiences in the Korean Conflict. This is Ellen (Pacheco) Figg’s story.  She was in the Navy WAVES….

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Ellen Figg, Navy WAVES: Recovering One Woman’s History

Ellen Figg, Navy WAVES: Recovering One Woman’s History

It pays to randomly search the internet for your relatives.  No, not to spy on them.  For genealogical purposes, of course!  I do this periodically and sometimes come up with a gem. I uncovered a lost part of my grandfather cousin, Ellen Figg’s, story.  She was a Navy WAVE! Who Was Ellen Figg? She born 27 May 1919 in Hawaii to Albert Figg and Sophie Pacheco.  Her mother was a native of Kauai and the daughter of Azorean immigrants.  Her…

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