There were hundreds or thousands of Black Americans (both men and women) who served in the US military and were stationed in The Philippines, Guam, Wake Island throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and up to 7 Dec 1941/8 Dec 1941, yet very few references are made about them, and even fewer photos have circulated. Additionally, when the Japanese occupied… Show more
Some people are difficult - sometimes impossible - to locate in population census records. The reasons vary widely. This post will take a brief look at the unusual situation of blatantly fictional names. During the 1910 census, Joseph P. Farrelly was assigned to be enumerator of Enumeration District (ED) 27, Ward 3, Precinct 1, of New Orleans… Show more
My grandfather, James C Caton was arrested in Jerome, Idaho in 1932, for bootlegging. He was sent to federal prison. How can I locate his prison and records, please and thank you!
I am looking for cultural & history records of Melissa Banks-Bryson from St.Augustine, Florida & Robert Woods Jr. from Charleston, South Carolina.
I am trying to find out the parents of Aaron Kinney who was a member of the US Colored Troops 135th Regiment. He enlisted at Goldsboro, NC in March 1865. He was from Marlboro County, South Carolina. He enlisted along with Alfred Kinney and Spencer Kinney. I would like to know if they were brothers or not.
Does anyone have information on possibly the oldest family patriarch, James Harris, who was born about 1812, from North Murderkill, Kent County, DE? Many of our Harris ancestors living in this locale were free, yet there are no manumission documents to be found in Delaware or Maryland (Eastern Shore) archives from which the Harris' originate. I… Show more
I am looking for the passenger list for the USS General R M Blatchford ship that landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in August of 1951, plus any stories or comments or pictures on this particular voyage from Bremerhaven, Germany to Canada.
Philbrick (2010) states that Custer had 11 civilian packers. He names three (B. Churchill, J. Frett and J. Wagoner). Who were the other 8? Thank you!
I an looking for military service records for my uncle, Dalton Foy Poteet of Texas. How can my family get his records? My 85 yr old mother would really like to know what her brother did.
Was USS Somers (DDG-34) on the gunline in Vietnam? If so, what were the dates.and what was the name of the river the Somers received enemy gunfire while on patrol.
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The family is seeking military information on 1st Lt. Glen Dow Berkihiser, who served in the USAAF during WWII. He was born on May 5, 1916 and died abt. 1971. He was involved with a CBI Unit and received the "Distinguished Flying Cross".