Sunday, April 6, 2008

War is hell

J. Mark Lowe, CG, of Robertson County, Tennessee, came just far enough north this weekend to touch the tippy-toe of the Midwest -- he gave four informative and engaging lectures at yesterday's Indiana Genealogical Society's 2008 annual meeting in Evansville. (He also blogs occasionally at Keeping The Story Alive.)

If you left early, you missed his most hard-core talk, on World War I records. Years ago he interviewed 44 WWI veterans in his area about their experiences. When asked about their experiences in that war, almost every one began by saying words to this effect: "I've done everything I could in my life to forget it."

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