Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Glenview's Gold Star Heroes

The Library was grateful to receive a copy of  the DVD They Have Gone Forth...Glenview's Gold Star Heroes, Nov. 11, 2010 from Beverly Dawson and the Glenview History Center.

The DVD is in the Genealogy & Local History Room in the Glenview Collection at call number RRA 305.90697 THE DVD.

This is a 60 minute recording of a televised presentation from GVTV by Beverly Dawson and Nancy Spears about the lives and military service of the 21 Glenview residents whose names are inscribed on Glenview's Veteran's Memorial.

The veterans are:  Joseph M. Sesterhenn. -- Howard S. Henderson. -- Oswald L. Asplundh, Jr. -- Reinhard H. Sternberg. -- Robert C. Ostdick. -- Frederick C. Gordon. -- Leo J. Herriges. -- Richard J. Barber. -- Horace R. Brown. -- Edmund L. Leach. -- Alfred F. Schneider. -- Michael J. Dermody. -- Truman E. Rose. -- Charles A. Newman. -- John T. Filpi. -- Stephen H. De Merjan. -- Patrick J. Connor. -- Marcus E. Ameson. -- Kennetgh T. Keller, Jr. -- Brian M. Kennedy. -- Christopher E. Zimny.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Women and WWII

Kathryn Barrett will present Women and World War II at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, October 1, at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL.  At 9:30 AM, prior to the presentation, there will be casual discussion and exchange of information with others who enjoy genealogy.

Much has been written about the men who served in WWII - but what about the women? The impact of this war affected all aspects of a woman’s life - not just those who came to be characterized as “Rosie the Riveter”. The history of the women in military and civilian service will be explored as well as day-to-day life adjustments made to accommodate a dramatic change in American culture.

Kathryn Barrett is a genealogy researcher, teacher and lecturer at the local, regional and national level using her 35 years of genealogy experience. Kathryn has been a volunteer at the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)-Great Lakes Regional Center for more than 15 years. Kathryn is a professional member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Society (FGS) and the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Kathryn’s presentations have been made to various genealogical societies, libraries, conferences and other special interest groups.

Arlington National Cemetery Gravesite Accountability Task Force

Are your ancestors buried in Arlington National Cemetery?

The Gravesite Accountability Task Force has been charged with verifying all cemetery records for the nearly 260,000 people who have been interred at Arlington since 1864.
The Task Force is to verify cemetery records, and fix discrepancies. The Old Guard (the Army unit responsible for manning the Tomb of the Unknowns 24×365) has responsibility for photographing every tombstone front and back.  Target date for completion of photography is end of October 2011.

All existing documents and records are being scanned. All digital information will be cross referenced and verified, and made public on the cemetery's website.
Read more in the Fort Bragg Patch.

It is currently possible to locate a grave and get a temporary pass to drive there, but it is a time consuming process.  The new database should make the search easier and more accurate.