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Louisiana Cemeteries Sinking, Washing Away
As a young adult, Kathleen Cheramie visited her grandmother's grave in a tree-lined cemetery where white crosses dotted a plot of lush green grass just off Louisiana Highway 1.
Remains of Nazi Goering's Wife Identied
Swedish scientists have solved the mystery over a a zinc coffin found 21 years ago at the German estate of Hitler's right-hand man, Hermann Göring, by identifying the skeletal remains as those of Göring's first wife [...]
Haunting Pictures of the Belgian 'Car Graveyard' Where U.S. Soldiers Hid Beautiful Vintage Motors After WWII
This is the haunting sight of a 'car graveyard' nestled in a Belgian forest, where vintage motors sit rusting among the fronds. The old-fashioned vehicles are thought to have been left in the wood near the [...]
Are You Related to General Tom Thumb?
Charles Sherwood Stratton was a little person who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. He was born on January 4, 1838 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a son of a Bridgeport, Connecticut, carpenter named Sherwood Edward [...]
New England Historic Genealogical Society Pays M for Back Bay Property
An 1870s brownstone in Boston's Back Bay built by Jordan Marsh co-founder Eben Jordan has been sold to the New England Historic Genealogical Society for million.
Are You Related to Mel Gibson?
Gibson was born on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven children, and the second son of Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Patricia (née Reilly, died 1990). His paternal grandmother was opera [...]
WWII Soldier's Photos, Love Letters Found In Home
A trove of letters and other memorabilia shows that a 19-year-old U.S. Army ambulance driver had quite an adventure and an active love life while serving in Europe during World War II.
Canadian War Graves at St Margaret's Church, Bodelwyddan, Wales, Given QR Code
Mobile phone technology is being used to explain to visitors why more than 80 Canadian war graves are located outside a Denbighshire church. Thousands visit St Margaret's Church in Bodelwyddan where the rows of soldiers are [...]
Are You Related to Barry Goldwater?
Five-term United States Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election, Goldwater was born on January 2, 1909 in Phoenix, in what was then the Arizona Territory, the son of [...]
WWI Photos of Soldiers At Shepreth, England, Hospital Published
When an elderly woman said an uneven village hall floor was ruining her carpet bowls meetings, she had no idea her complaint would reveal the fascinating wartime history of the building.
Group Using 3-D Scans To Digitally Preserve California's Missions
Using cutting-edge 3D scanning technology, crews from a nonprofit called CyArk have wedged themselves into seldom-seen spaces in four of the state's 21 missions, bouncing 50,000 laser beams a second off centuries-old timbers.
Blood of Louis XVI 'Found in Gourd Container'
A team of scientists have said they believe an old gourd contains the blood of French King Louis XVI. The monarch was killed by guillotine by French revolutionaries more than 200 years ago, on 21 January [...]
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Union Prisoner's Letter Reveals Augusta, Georgia, Civil War Past
A faded envelope discovered after 148 years sheds new light on Augusta's little-known role as a place where Union prisoners of war were held during the Civil War.
WWI Belfast Soldiers' Letters Found In Cavan
Letters written by Belfast men serving at the Western Front during Christmas 1917, have recently been uncovered in the Republic. The men all came from St Mark's Parish in Dundela in east Belfast.
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