This month’s theme is Tracing Your Military Ancestors. Learn how to find info on your female veteran ancestors, what military records you can find on Fold3.com, how to find US military records and how to share your veteran ancestors’ story.
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In this episode:
Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad
Diane shares some interesting news on where to find military records.
Top Tips: Tracing Female Veterans
Even though our theme for this episode is Tracing Your Military Ancestors, that doesn’t limit our conversation to men. Women have historically played vital roles both on the home front and on the field. This was certainly true during World War I. Lisa Alzo joins Lisa to discuss our female ancestors who served.
Women by Lisa Alzo
101 Best Websites: Fold3.com
Learn more about how to get the most out of the leading military records website Fold3
with Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Senior Product Manager at Ancestry.com.
Follow Anne on Twitter (@ancestryanne
Read Anne’s blog: Finding Forgotten Stories
Family Tree University: US Military Records
With so many military conflicts throughout America’s history, it’s likely your ancestors were involved. Finding records of their service will help you round out the portraits of their lives and honor their memory. Military files also can reveal information about widows and children—and even ancestors who didn’t serve might have left behind draft records. Online Editor Tyler Moss shares tips from the upcoming Family Tree University course “US Military Records: Trace Your Ancestors' Service
” which runs 7/7/2014 - 8/1/2014.
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