Monthly Archives: December 2013

Fom Ship to Shore: Finding those Immigrant Passenger Ships

“They came in ships…how else could they get here?” That’s the rhetorical question offered by John P. Colletta in the preface to his classic volume “They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record.” The answer, … Continue reading

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Real Daughter of the Civil War Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Imagine getting a letter from the living child of an American Civil War soldier in which she recounts the stories of her father’s military adventures during a conflict that ended nearly 150 years ago! I had the privilege of reading … Continue reading

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