Monthly Archives: January 2014

World War II V-Mail from Bill Latchford

William J. Latchford was a first cousin to my mother, Catherine Latchford Murphy. He was born in New York on June 27, 1917, to Anna Kamp Latchford and Frank Latchford, older brother of my grandfather, George Benedict Latchford. William was … Continue reading

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The Reinhardts Arrival in America

Just a quick post this week. I shared this find with a few of the Reinhardts back in early September of last year. I think it deserves a retelling. I’d always guessed that Peggy’s 3rd great grandfather, Francis (Franz) Reinhardt, … Continue reading

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While in Corpus Christi for New Year’s, our nephew Ryan asked about our Canadian ancestors, the Blakeleys. Well, our Blakeley ancestors actually can be traced back to the first settlers of the New Haven Colony in Connecticut before they moved … Continue reading

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Draft Cards and Registrar Relatives

Draft registration cards have proven to be a great source during my ancestry research. The information contained on the cards gives a brief glimpse of the person’s life at the time, including physical description, as evidenced by the registration card … Continue reading

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