Sun, 7 June 2009
Published June 7, 2009
GEM: 65th Anniversary of D-Day
I've written a blog post about the D-Day anniversary that includes an article that appeared in the Yorkshire Post about how the memory of WWII is slipping through the cracks of time.
In my own family my grandfather's brother Elzie Cecil Moore who we called Uncle Elzie participated in the invasion of Normandy and received the bronze star and a purple heart for a shot he took to his shoulder during the invasion. Shortly after that he received a second purple hear for a shot he received through his face. Growing up I always noticed that scar on his chin and thought it was a cute dimple, not realizing until I started asking questions about family history that it was from a bullet.
Above: Elzie in Boot Camp
My Grandmother Pauline Moore worked at the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California building the Navy ships that sailed the Pacific. She was the secretary to the Dock Yard Manager for Yard #2 and that meant that she helped hire and process all the Rosies. In fact, when the Yard was finally closed down at the end of the war, Grandma was the last women through the gates. Like so many women she sacrified time with my dad was born in 1939 and was not yet in school. But she often told me it was one of the happiest times in her life because everyone was pulling together.
Above: Grandma Pauline and my dad during WWII
Check out the post D Day Anniversary on the Genealogy Gems Blog where you will find a link to the Yorkshire Post as well as a video of the events of D Day.
The Family History Expo in Loveland, Colorado June 12 - 13, 2009.
The Southern California Genealogical Jamboree in Burbank, CA on June 26 - 28, 2009 which I'll be attending. I'll be teaching two classes on Google, a beginning and Advanced, and I'll also be on the panel for the Son of a Blogger Summitt with Dick Eastman, Steve Danko, DearMyrtle, George Morgan and others. And when I'm not doing that I'll be at the Family Tree Magazine booth in exhibit hall.
The 29th annual International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on Jewish Genealogy being held August 2 - 7, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA You can register at the IAJGS website.
I'll also be at the Family History Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah August 28 & 29, 2009
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GEM: Interview with Kathy Meade of Genline.com
Lisa talks with Kathy about Genline's new Transcription Service
Also check out Lisa's other interview with Kathy Meade in the June 2009 episode of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast
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She will also be at the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree in Burbank, CA June 26 - 28, 2009.
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