Sunday, March 1, 2015

1946 Newbury High School Senior Class

James S. Casteel's (on middle left side)
Senior Class High School Photo

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Newbury Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Leah Warburton to Isaac Moore - Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Below is the 1823 marriage announcement for Leah Warburton (b. 1804) daughter of John & Lydia (Sandiford) Warburton, to Isaac Moore.  They were married on 26 March 1823.  It is interesting that the newspaper has her name as Mary Ann, but all other records I have found for her are consistent with the name 'Leah'. The date, names of the spouse and her father, a well known Baptist minister, are correct, so I am confident this announcement is for Leah.

Salisbury and Winchester Journal 31 March 1823

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Fun Fact

Fun Fact from
Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Friday, February 6, 2015

The Mercantile Marine War Medal

This week FindMyPast is bringing over 600,000 new records online, including:
In this database I was able to find a Cassingham cousin who was recorded in the 1901 & 1911 UK census records as a Marine Engineer:
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The Mercantile Marine War Medal was awarded to members of the Merchant Navy for one or more voyages through a war or danger zone during the course of World War I.

Monday, February 2, 2015

FxGS Spring Conference 2015: Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid-Atlantic and Europe
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM (EDT)
Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033

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27-28 March 2015 Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid- Atlantic and Europe The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to register for its annual spring conference, “Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid- Atlantic and Europe”. This major event will be 27 & 28 March 2015 at the Marriott Fair Oaks Mall, 11787 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033. Go to and click on Spring Conference for more information.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The RELIC Room in Prince William County, VA

The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC), located in the Bull Run Regional Library, is a special collection devoted to genealogy and local history with a focus on Virginia and Prince William County. 

Materials found in the RELIC room include published and manuscript materials, indexes and research guides, photographs, maps, microfilms, and computer (CD-ROM) databases. 
They have an excellent website that includes a large digital library with links to vital records, photos, images,  historical records, and maps.  The staff there are very helpful, and they even have an online 'ask RELIC' page where you can submit questions related to genealogy or local history.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

1750 Land Record for Charles Wright of Prince William Co VA

May 1750 
Charles Wright gifted to his son Joseph Wright 125 acres of his land on Occoquan River in Prince William County, Virginia

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Frank Krukowski (1919-1983) of New Jersey

Frank Krukowski
b. 11 May 1919
son of Stanley & Katherine (Kolbush) Krukowski
d. 3 Oct 1983

1938 South River High School Yearbook 
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2015.
Happy New Year!
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Military Monday: Cousin Buddy Suchy - WWII Casualty

Russell James (Buddy) Suchy 
 7 Dec 1923 - 16 Nov 1943

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The World War II Diaries provide a day-to-day record of operational and administrative activities. Available on, these war diaries were submitted by most units in the Navy, and most of the Marine Corps war diaries were submitted by aviation units such as fighter squadrons. 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014