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The Hundred-Year Walk

When my mother found my grandfather’s notebooks, tucked away at the back of a bookcase, it changed my family’s life. My mother sat stunned at the dining room table, momentarily muted by the discovery. As she tried to translate it for me, sounding out her father’s writing, pressed inside the black and white speckled covers, the Armenian script proved too difficult for her. With the help of her elderly friends, though, we began to unlock the story from a century earlier, and soon unearthed two more journals in my uncle’s garage, detailing my grandfather’s courageous survival of the Armenian genocide. See more ...


Use DNA to connect to your veteran ancestors

Have you ever wondered whether DNA evidence can be used to show your connection to your veteran ancestors? This article provides answers to that question, using the DAR and SAR as examples.