Our Free Databases keep expanding, this time with some new family materials and a couple of military records.

Eleanor Wallace of Fort Wayne submitted several items of Family Resources. Pragoff Progenitors: Gorin Line, Franklin Extensions, Bowman Extensions and
Pragoff Progenitors: Pragoff Line, Plasket Extensions, Chambers Extensions. These two items delve deeply into the various connecting branches of her Pragoff family.

Loretta Luce Evans donated Luse Family Reunion Book: Record of the Minutes and Doings of the Reunions of the Children Cousins of Serenus B. Luse. It includes images of the Reunion ledger from 1893 to 1905 and 1915, as well as pages of family records, an index and notes of the accuracy of some of the entries.

We also have the World War I Discharge paper of Harold Frary, of the Hoboken Casual Company #246 and Company F of the 316th Engineers. He left the United States in July 1918 and returned in March 1919.
 
Alexander Morris was born in New York in 1889 and, after his parents died, he and his siblings were placed in an orphan asylum. When it closed, he transferred to a Catholic Reform School, then later, to a better orphan home where he studied music for the first time. He joined the Navy in 1907 and served for the next 47 years until retirement, then died in 1962. His career in the Navy was as a musician and bandmaster. His Peacetime & Multiple Engagements details his career through the first half of the Twentieth Century and is a fascinating read about a young man who worked hard and achieved success.

The last item is the Butler-McDonald-Mazanec Photograph Collection. All of the information we have is the three family names associated with it, and the few notes attached to the photos. It is like looking though a family scrapbook, with formal portraits and snapshots, postcards of locations important to the family, photographs of gravestones and Christmas cards. Take a stroll through the pictures and enjoy!