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Jan 25, 2021

In WWII, one young soldier named Horace Greasley braved a barrage of Nazi soldiers most every night to break out of his prisoner of war camp to meet up with the woman he loved. Each night, he would break back in, with the guards never the wiser as to his more than two hundred escapes. This is his incredible and truly...

Jan 22, 2021

What Were Your Ancestors Doing in the 1770s? The 1770s were a decade of innovations, inventions, and political change in the world, and particularly in the British colonies in North America, which were experiencing revolutionary sentiment in the early part of the decade. Your ancestors may have been affected by...

Jan 21, 2021

What Were Your Ancestors Doing in the 1780s? The 1780s were a decade of transition from the Age of Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution. It was big on philosophy, laying the foundations of modern philosophy we still use today. The American Revolution, new inventions, and scientific discoveries all made this decade...

Jan 20, 2021

Vermont is our 14th state, the first to join the nation after the Revolution. It also spent some time as an independent nation. Here's Vermont's story…

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Jan 19, 2021

The 1840s are not usually talked about a lot in the history books, but that does not mean there was not much going on in this decade. In fact, the 1840s were a decade of innovation and discovery. These are some of the highlights of the decade that your ancestors may have enjoyed.

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