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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Filling in the Blanks of WWI Heroes on Treasure Chest Thursday

The not-so-little-anymore project that I am involved with from the old Pittsburgh newspapers has expanded yet again.

Last month, just in time for the holidays, we unveiled a new section for Military Service listed in the 1918 newspapers of Pittsburgh.  In little over a month's time, super volunteer Lynn B. has SINGLEHANDEDLY transcribed over 27,000 entries for this one of a kind index.  (Super kudos, Lynn!)

The list has been sent to the webmaster for uploading and I suspect it will be available to everyone shortly for their viewing pleasure.  I was looking at the list today and wondering about all these brave men who fought for America back in World War I.  Did my family members know any of them?  While I will most likely never answer that question, the pondering sparked yet another wild thought.

What if we could identify more of the units these great veterans served in?  The index has a column for the branch and a separate one for the units.  So many of the unit spaces are empty.

Do you know any of these men?  If you do, and can identify the unit in which they served, please let me know.  I will be happy to add the units to their names.

In the meantime, keep on checking out the awesome all volunteer death, marriage, divorce and military indices from old Pittsburgh newspapers.  We update them all on a fairly regular basis.  Here is the link:

It may just warm you up on these cold winter days.

Ahh, genealogy. More than just names.

©2011 AS Eldredge

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