Do you have obituaries and memorial notices for your veterans? This one is for Jennifer Holik’s cousin, James Privoznik, who fought in the 90th Division, 790th Ordnance unit until the last 14 days of his life when Patton needed infantrymen during the Battle of the Bulge. Then James was transferred within the 90th to the 358th Infantry Regiment. He was killed on January 11, 1945 near Bras, Belgium.
Today we honor his service and sacrifice.
Who are you honoring and remembering this weekend as Veterans Day approaches? How are you honoring their memory? Are you writing their stories? Doing research? Sharing photographs? Let us know in the comments.
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Surname Saturday? What is THAT?!
Surname Saturday is one of the blogging themes many use to encourage people to talk about and share information on their surnames. Plus, Geneabloggers rolls up these posts on Saturday on their website making them easier to find.
What should you write about on Surname Saturday on your blog? There are many options like discussing one particular surname or discussing the research on one side of the family in regards to the surname.
What might this look like? Using an example from my own research, I’d talk about the surnames in my upcoming book, Stories of the Lost, which are KOKOSKA, PRIVOZNIK, WINKLER, and BROUK. All of these families originated in Bohemia and ended up in Chicago. My blog post might also include bits of information on the heads of household or the men I discuss in my book.
What does this have to do with Sort Your Story? Each profile you have in your system is setup by surname! This makes it very easy for you to pull information on individual people or a family with one surname.
Are you ready to give it a try? Post your Surname Saturday blog post URL in the comments below so everyone can read it OR comment about your surnames here. Be sure to leave your contact information in case someone wants to connect!
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