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52 Ancestors, No. 31: Charles J. Butera, Tribute to A Fallen Soldier

Though Charles J. Butera breathed his last over 74 years ago, we remember him today, along with thousands of others who went off to war and would never return. Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave Community Day 2014, Part 2: Philadelphia National Cemetery

I wrote last week about the fine time I had with the Lansdowne meetup for Find-A-Grave Community Day at Fernwood Cemetery. We have kept quite good contact since then, and now have a keen mailing list were we keep our … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors, No. 21: Clyde C. Kitch, the Man Who Gave All

Today is Memorial Day, a time to honor the fallen soldiers of the United States military. I must say that I’ve been fortunate not to have too many military veterans who never returned from duty. There have been a few, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend, 2014, at Philadelphia National Cemetery

I had occasion this weekend to visit the Philadelphia National Cemetery to fulfill several Find-A-Grave photo requests. In a humbling display of dedication, just about every marker in the cemetery to had been accented with the colors of the Star-Spangled … Continue reading

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Major Restoration: Missing Pieces

I recreated the left side of this gentleman’s hat entirely from what remained of the right side, although a hat could just as easily have been copied from a similar photo. The latter method might have been preferable had I … Continue reading

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