Writing Family History

Progen PPS explains options for family history writing

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Another valuable chapter in Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, illustrates the different ways in which genealogists have structured their published work over the years. Chapter 22,…
World War I american soldiers

Finding Your World War I Ancestor

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Suppose family legend has it that your great-grandfather served in the Polish army during World War I. If his service records have survived, you assume you will be able to find them without any trouble. In reality, however, it is not quite…
African American Soldiers in American Revolution

“African Americans in the American Revolution,” by Jack Crowder

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At the time of the Revolutionary War about 20% of the colonial population were African American; the number of blacks that ultimately fought for the Americans side was estimated to be over 5,000.  By the year 1779, sources indicate that…