Remembering D Day 70 Years On

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Today – the 6th June 2014, is a special date. It is 70 years since the D Day Landings on the beaches of Normandy. Today people around the world will be thinking of the great bravery and sacrifice those men and women gave which helped massively to turn the tide of the war and helped the allied forces to make great advances into Western Europe.

Although both my grandfather’s served in the Army during World War II, neither of them were present at Dunkirk. My father’s father Clifford was in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (or R.E.M.E for short) and was receiving his training when this great event took place. He didn’t go into North West Europe until October 1944. What his experiences were there, I may never really know. His army record was very sparse, parts of it had gone missing between it having been sent around back and…

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Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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One Response to Remembering D Day 70 Years On

  1. Alex says:

    Thank you for the re blog!

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