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Marching and Mules: A U.S. Pioneer Infantryman in World War I (An illustrated book)

Young readers can follow Private 1st Class Joseph F. McMahon, a U.S. Army Pioneer Infantry Regiment soldier, during his service World War I (WWI) in images and text. This book is heavily illustrated with images from WWI sources. In images and text, the young reader begins with the start of WWI and how the U.S. joined the Allies. Through the pictures and text, young readers follow Joe as he begins with his journey from home to training at Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, SC, where he becomes a Pioneer Infantryman. He then travels to a port to embark on his voyage overseas to France. There is hard work to be done in France, leading to his Regiment taking part in the first American-led battle of WWI, the Battle of St. Mihiel. He spent time in Germany before returning home a year after they left. The book also contains a timeline with the key dates of PVT 1CL Joseph F. McMahon’s military service. This is an elementary book for younger readers, devotees of the Pioneer Infantry Regiments and those interested in WWI. Family historians may also benefit from learning how a timeline constructed from genealogical research can be brought to life by combining dry facts with the context of historical events and images, to weave the fabric of an illustrated narrative.

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Guide to the U.S. Pioneer Infantry Regiments in WWI “They did everything the Infantry was too proud to do, and the Engineers too lazy to do.”

The Pioneer Infantry Regiments are usually mentioned in passing, or in the footnotes of history. The Pioneer Infantry Regiments were similar to regular army troops in that they were trained in infantry tactics, but they were also trained in combat engineering.

This book begins with material common to all the Pioneer Infantry Regiments. Origins, important dates, and training locations are included for each regiment. Sailing dates and ship names are given for those regiments that served overseas. Battle participation is included for regiments that saw combat. Other available material about each regiment has been included. Additional sources are listed for each regiment, as is material relevant to all of the regiments.

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With Rifle and Shovel: The 51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment in WWI Want to know more about the lives of 51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment members in WWI? The members of the 51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment The men of the 51st Pioneer Infantry were mostly draftees. They fought with rifles; they used shovels. They also saw combat. As shells went off around them, the pioneers filled holes with rubble collected from destroyed villages.

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Researching Your U.S. WWI Army Ancestors Are you ready to research your U.S. WWI Army Ancestor? Are you wondering how to get started? With the approaching centennial of the United States’ involvement in the War to End All Wars (World War I), our thoughts turn to those ancestors who defended our freedom. This book will show you how to learn about the military service of your U.S. Army ancestors using archives, online resources, social networking and other resources. Learn ways to share what you learn to with others.

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A Weekend of Genealogy: Things to Know and Do, Online and Offline focuses on a weekend of genealogical research activities centered on the U.S. Federal Census and Internet searching. Activities to do before and after the weekend are also included. The book includes hints, websites, and search terms useful for your research activity.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

FRIDAY NIGHT: Get Ready

SATURDAY: The Federal Census

SATURDAY: Where is Your Ancestor?

BEYOND SATURDAY: More to Do and More Censuses

SUNDAY: Google for Genealogy

BEYOND SUNDAY: More Internet Searching

Online Safety

Concluding Thoughts

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A Week of Genealogy: Things to Know and Do, Online and Offline contains seven days of activities and what to do before and after your week of genealogy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

BEFORE DAY 1: Preliminary Steps

DAY 1: Timelines

DAY 2: Birth / Marriage / Death Records

DAY 3: Social Security Death Index

DAY 4: Newspapers

DAY 5: Cemetery Records on line

DAY 6: Military Records

DAY 7: Finding Research Help on the Web

AFTER DAY 7: What to do with all you find

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UPDATES on Edition 1

“A Weekend of Genealogy”

The tilde (~) operator that was described on pages 54-55 of the book has been dropped by Google. A workaround is discuss in the blog post about Google Searches.

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