I’m headed to Alabama on June 13th for a week-long class on Military Records. The class is one of the offerings of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, a premier genealogical institute. One of my (self-assigned) preparation tasks is to gather up my clues on ancestral military service so that I have a menu of real-life inquiries to pursue during my week of immersion.
I had a request to indicate (my) relationship to the ancestors below. That information appears in brackets. And I’ve posted a picture of John Kennedy “Jack” Gates, cousin and combat photographer. It’s a unique shot that includes headline news. Thank you, Susan!