In honor of Armed Forces Day, this is a military honor roll for members of my family who have served the United States. My current count is 29 people from my family tree have made this list.
I got this idea from fellow genealogy blogger History Repeating. I thought it was a really interesting idea, and using the Statistics report in the Legacy software that I use to track my research, I pulled together my own infographic about my family tree. Here is the Reilly & Douglas Families by the Numbers:
I’ve been doing research on my mother’s side family and came across some sources of information about potential military service by my ancestors.
James Jackson Johns (3rd great grandfather): Confirmed military service. A member of the 30th Georgia Infantry, Company C. Source: Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865, M266-109, Roll 0399, Located at Fold3.com
I’ve been focused on my father’s side of the family. There was a lot of great information about my father’s side in Brooklyn. However, they make their earliest appearance in the mid-1840s to mid-1850s. They immigrated to the United States during that period of time, and since they don’t exist in the records much prior to 1855, I figured it was time to turn to my mom’s side of the family.