4 Ways to Honor Your Military Ancestors

4 Ways to Honor Your Military Ancestors

An old adage says that “freedom isn’t free,” and men and women throughout history have sacrificed their time and lives in service of their country. Here are four ways to honor military ancestors. 1. Visit their gravesites. Going to a cemetery is a kind of pilgrimage in which we walk...Read more
Finding the Story Behind an Old Photo of a Man in Military Uniform

Finding the Story Behind an Old Photo of a Man in Military Uniform

Lost to time is the name of this man wearing a 19th-century military uniform and why he sat for this studio portrait. A picture like this, with carefully placed props, was taken with a particular purpose in mind. To tell a particular story. The photo comes from the Caton family...Read more
How Did "Finding Your Roots" Find the Military Ancestry of John McCain, Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette?

How Did "Finding Your Roots" Find the Military Ancestry of John McCain, Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette?

This week’s “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” focused on military service in the ancestry of Sen. John McCain and actors Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette. (And it just so happens that our military records webinar is next week—I’ll tell you more about that in a minute.) McCain...Read more