Buried in France for 70 years, World War II bracelet returned to N.J. family | NJ.com

Testa bracelet found at Normandy site.

At some point after Peter Testa landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day during World War II, the sterling silver identification bracelet he’d been wearing around his wrist came off. However, with a little luck and help from researchers, the bracelet that had been buried for more than 70 years in France has found …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Jun 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 June 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Italy Italy, Grosseto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1851-1907 Philippines Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984 Spain Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955 Spain, Province of Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950 United States Iowa, State Census, 1925 Louisiana, First Registration Draft …

Former British King Wanted Anglo-Nazi Alliance, England Bombed | Sputnik International

British King Wanted Anglo-Nazi Alliance, England Bombed

King Edward VIII, who later became the Duke of Windsor after abdicating in 1936, called for an Anglo-German alliance in the lead-up to WW2, and argued that bombing England could have brought about peace by ending the war, historical documents have revealed.   Although war-era letters between members of the Royal family and their German …

Fold 3 offers free access to WWII records between May 8 – 15, 2015.

Free access to Fold3 WWII records.

Now’s your chance to check out Fold3.com and find those elusive WWII records for your relatives who were involved in WWII.   Between May 8 and May 15, 2015, the WWII records are available for free access by anyone.   Some of the records available are the holocaust collection, missing Air Crew reports, US Air Force …

Historical military databases of New Zealand and Australia available free.

WWI ANZAC military records.

Ancestry.com will open the New Zealand and Australian military collections, and UK collections with information on Commonwealth soldiers, until 2am Monday, April 27, 2015.   An online family history resource is opening its military databases free of charge in commemoration of the Anzac Day centenary. These databases contain extensive information on Commonwealth soldiers, including addresses, …

Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Welsh Quakers. Bryn Mawr, near Dolgelly. Built by Rees Lews. The birthplace of Rowland Ellis, 1650.

Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).   One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often educated (could read and write) and were very good at documenting vital statistics and events. As a …