"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 10 January 2002

“World War I Chaplains”

Do you have a family member who served as a Chaplin during World War I? If so, you will be interested to know that the Epiphany Chapel and Church House is being preserved to honor the 2,929 chaplains who served in WWI and all military chaplains, past and present, who offer their lives in the service of others with faith and courage.

The Chapel, located at 1417 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD http://www.epiphany-md.org/ was constructed in 1918 to serve military personnel passing through Camp Meade, now known as Fort George G. Meade. During World War I, it was the only military chapel in the nation and it ministered to the 100,000 men and women on their way to the trenches of France.

The Chapel is now undergoing restoration and the exterior work will be completed in about 2-months. Bronze plaques, in a new Peace Garden, will included the names of the every U.S. WWI Chaplain. The Chapel has been nominated by the State of Maryland for the National Register of Historic Places. A rededication service will take place on the Sunday after Easter Sunday on April 7th. For more information, write: P. O. Box 110, Odenton, MD 21113.

“Maps of America”

Do you know where you’ve been? Where you are going? Where you came from? Do you have questions about where a city or community is located? If your answer is yes, then visit the Library of College Geography and Map Division that holds more than 4.5 million items. Many of the maps are on-line at http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/.

If you are seeking a particular map, you can search the Library of Congress on-line at: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catalog/.

Items contained in the collection include: American Revolution Era Maps; Civil War Maps; U.S. Maps, 1500-1988; Panoramic Maps, 1847-1909; and, Railroad Maps, 1828-1900.

The American Memory Collection at http://www.loc.gov/ also includes a large collection of on-line maps.

“Daniel Boone & the Boone Society”

Are you a descendant of Daniel Boone or his ancestors? If so, you will be interested in attending the Annual Boone Society Reunion on July 31st through August 4, 2002 at the Holiday Inn Select, 25425 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville, OR (near Portland).

The Boone Society is an association of descendants, genealogists and historians who enjoy studying the lives and times of this family. For more information visit the Society’s website at: http://www.boonesociety.org/ or write: The Boone Society, 537 W. Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150-4565.

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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