Friday, November 11, 2011

Notable military research sites and one awesome book

With Veterans Day here in the US and Remembrance Day elsewhere in the world, it seems the genealogy websites are stepping up to the plate to share their collections with us on a free basis.

Fold3 - Provides free access now through the 20th reminds us: "Armistice Day also known as Remembrance Day is on November 11 and commemorates the armistice signed between the Allied Forces and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the western Front which took place at eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918."
In honor of Veterans Day, discover the stories of brave family members who served in conflicts ranging from the American Revolution through WWII at Be sure to download the military records guide.

You might also consider this WWII Memorial book by my friend Duane A. Lempke. I've written about his  book in the past.
I cannot wait until Memorial Day to tell you about TRIBUTE, a thoughtful photo journey through the National WWII Memorial by Duane A. Lempke, because I am quite sure you'll want to obtain a copy in advance to share with your loved ones.
Pictured above is Duane with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of the 9th Congressional District, Ohio. She endorsed TRIBUTE last year. The reason for the meeting was to see the final results of a TRIBUTE print now.
Newbie DearREADERS should know that Duane is retired military, and is now a professional photographer. His award-winning book about the World War II Memorial in Washington DC first caught Ol Myrt's eye this past winter.
This photo was taken by professional photographer Duane Lempke. Ol' Myrt and Mr. Myrt are standing just above the inscription for D-Day. 

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.

1 comment:

  1. Its great that people are so interested still and I hope they continue to be in the future. We should never forget. My grandfather fought and died during WWII. I have been to his grave in Italy and it is very moving.