A Quick Guide To Researching United States WWI Military Genealogy

Researching the WW1 military involvement of your ancestor in the United States has unique challenges. A 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) destroyed about 16-18 million official military personnel files (OMPF). The official National Archives web site … Continue reading

Bright Ideas: Identifying Old Photographs through “Naming Parties”

The Library and Archives of Canada got it right.  Faced with piles of photographs that tell the country’s history, but unable to identify them, they chose a novel but simplistic solution–ask the older members of the communities before they die.  … Continue reading