On July 12, 1973 the St. Louis National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) had a fire which destroyed most of the military records housed there but the St. Louis National Personnel Records Center did have his Final Payment Voucher available. Above is great Uncle Jim’s World War I Final Payment Voucher, these documents provided me with some useful hints about his military career. For example his rank, service number and his place and date of enlistment. This is a good alternative to lost military files. For more information on the St Louis National Archives holding visit https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/archival-programs/
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While at MAAGI (Midwest African American Genealogical Institute), acclaimed genealogist Angela Walton-Raji (http://african-nativeamerican.blogspot.com and http://mappingthefreedmensbureau.com) discussed with us how important maps are in genealogy. I decided to do something a little creative and put the names and birth years of my grandfather, his siblings and parents on a map of Alabama.