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Christopher Shaw
Works at Joint Base Charleston
Attends American Military University
Lives in Summerville, SC
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Back from Break; 4th Quarter Goals
As I wrote in my post of 1 October, I took a break from the blog to concentrate on some things with research; you can read that post here: Time for a Break . It is 2 November, so the break is over and I am back to the blog. However, my break did not offer ...
As I wrote in my post of 1 October, I took a break from the blog to concentrate on some things with research; you can read that post here: Time for a Break. It is 2 November, so the break is over and I am back to the blog. Ho...
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My Lucas line has been one of my most elusive lines to discover so I’m going to reanalyze all the information I have on them and post my findings here on my blog. I have already mentioned a couple of their records in these po...
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Variants of the surname are Csias, Csiharsch, Czihas, My Csihas ancestors start with Rupert Csihas, my 6th Great Grandfather. He was born abt 1720 in Bohemia. It is here that he married Helena Eleonora ?? and they had the fol...
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On this day in: 1774 – Sarah Capen (Wife’s 3rd cousin 7 times removed) married Joseph Pratt. 1848 – Adam Piller (1st cousin 4 times removed) was born in Milititsch, Batschka, Hungary, Austria. Thank you for reading – if you f...
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As I wrote in my post of 1 October, I took a break from the blog to concentrate on some things with research; you can read that post here: Time for a Break. It is 2 November, so the break is over and I am back to the blog. Ho...
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It is time for a break so I won’t be posting to the blog for the month of October, unless there is something absolutely groundbreaking or so important it cannot wait. (Can you believe it is already October!?) A couple months ...
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The below blog posts caught my attention over the past week or so and thought I would pass them along in case you missed them. - How do I Plan to Save my Genealogical Research by Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings. - 7 Things I've...
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I’ve spent a lot of my research time focused on direct ancestors. This is only natural because those are the ones that we want to know about and finding one leads to another. However, what do you do when you get stuck? You se...
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On this day in: 1664 – Susanna Capen (Wife’s 1st cousin 9 times removed) was born in Dorchester, England. 1673 – Dorothy Capen (Wife’s 1 cousin 9 times removed) was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. 1805 – Mathias Piller (3r...
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On this day in: 1703 – John Preston (Wife’s 2nd cousin 8 times removed) was born in Dorchester, Mass.  1904 – Thomas Walter Canter Cantelo (Granduncle) was born in Pontypridd, Eglwiysilan, Glamorgan, Wales.       Thank you f...
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  • Joint Base Charleston
    Fire Inspector, 2012 - present
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I am married and a father of 3 great kids. I have recently retired from the Air Force after 24 years and have re-entered service to my country on the civilian side. Next to my family and work I enjoy searching for my family history, photography and reading and watching anything related to history, particularly military history. I have a BA in Military History and am currently pursuing my graduate degree in American Military History. 
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  • American Military University
    American Military History, 2013 - present
    Pursing Masters in American Military History with a certificate in the American Revolution.
  • Community College of the Air Force
    Fire Science, 2009
  • American Military University
    American Military History, 2010 - 2013
    BA with concentration in Mid-19th to 20th Century American Military History
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