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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

Military Seminar is now Virtual genealogy genealogy education genealogy seminar military seminar research a veteran wwii research Aug 15, 2022

The full-day military seminar I was to teach in Zeeland, Michigan on 27 August 2022 has now GONE VIRTUAL! Due to health concerns, we made the switch from live to virtual.

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That Shocking Genealogy or Military Research Detail chicago finding your roots genealogy generational trauma henry louis gates jr inherited trauma mental health mental illness slavery spiritual coach spirituality suicide transformation wwii research Jan 07, 2022

This morning over breakfast I flipped TV channels and caught half of the genealogy program, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. I almost never watch these genealogy shows but this...

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Book Review: The Ravine book review holocaust the ravine ukraine wwii wwii research Jan 06, 2022

Last week I was on Instagram and someone shared this book, The Ravine. A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed. While I enjoy reading WWII history and historical fiction, it has...

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Reading Between the Lines: U.S. Army Experiences in WWII genealogy writing mental health spiritual coach storytelling writing coach wwii wwii research Jan 05, 2022

The Problem

One of the things I've noticed in my almost 30 years of genealogical research plus helping both genealogy and military clients and reading social media posts and blogs, is that most...

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