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Perhaps it is only in subsequent generations that trauma can be witnessed and worked through by those who were not there to live it but who received its effects, belatedly, through the narrative, actions and symptoms of the previous generation. ~Marianne Hirsch

 
Veteran Experiences We Often Ignore 102nd division 406th infantry regiment 94th infantry division czech genealogy czech republic genealogy research a veteran wwii Jun 14, 2022

What happened to your veteran when they served as an occupation force in Europe when the war ended? What about the families of the other side? Have you ever thought about what happened to them?...

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Women’s History Month: Women on the Home Front czech genealogy female ancestors genealogy genealogy writing memoir women's history month wwii Mar 07, 2022

As you research your military service member from World War I, World War II, Korea, or Vietnam, ask yourself these questions. Is that where your exploration ends? You only research the military...

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Book Review: Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors ancestors book review clairs czech genealogy ireland Dec 16, 2021

Several months ago I bought a book called, Listening to the Voices Of Our Ancestors, by Megan Reilly Koepsell. When it arrived I flipped through it and put it on a stack of books to read,...

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Prisoners, Missing & The Dead Webinar abmc czech genealogy family history month family history month 2021 genealogy education idpf nara webinar wwii Sep 29, 2021

This webinar, The Prisoners, Missing & The Dead, will focus on the history and jobs of the men who worked in the American Graves Registration Service. Then we explore the Individual Deceased...

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Faces of War Webinar Series czech genealogy family history month family history month 2021 genealogy education military research research a veteran veterans webinar wwii Sep 28, 2021

Starting Monday, 4 October 2021, I'm offering a three-night webinar series, Faces of War. Through three webinars, learn strategies & records needed to do WWII research even if the records...

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Why Was Grandma So Mean Webinar ancestral lineage healing czech genealogy family patterns genealogy education historical context mental health webinar Aug 30, 2021

I have a new webinar in September to help you dive into the layers of why a family member was who they were. Or, who we perceived them to be. Was that really who they were?

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Are There Only Bad Memories? cemetery chicago czech genealogy family patterns genealogy infant death mental health pregnancy writing prompts Aug 16, 2021

As I sit here quietly this morning sipping coffee, feeling exhausted after a very rough night, my great grandparents, Joseph & Bessie (nee Zajicek) Kokoska came to my mind. In the photo above,...

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