Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Queries.............. WSGS Blog Wants YOURS

Webster's defines the word query as "a question or a request for information about something." 

In genealogy circles, a query is a printed question asking for identifying help with an ancestor and posted to places from where that answer might come. 

If that is true, then we ask: Would a query about a Pacific Northwest ancestor posted to this blog bring an answer?  How will we know if we do not try? We invite any genealogist in the WSGS region to submit their Pacific Northwest query to me for posting to our blog. Send your query to

Here is a sample query:  "I would like to know more about the U.S. Army's Balloon Company, stationed at Port Townsend, Washington, about 1920." 

Or "I would like to find a roster of the men who served in the Balloon Company posted to Port Townsend in 1920." 

Or, "My ancestor was Neal Cumberland, b. 1899 in Oklahoma, who served with the Balloon Company in Port Townsend in 1920....... I would like to know more about him." 

Get the idea?

Personally, yes, I really would like to know more about the Balloon Company  stationed there in Port Townsend... the still-standing hanger is used by a theatrical company nowadays. And I would really like to find a roster of the men stationed there!  Neal Cumberland is totally made-up. :-)  

Do you know anything about this Balloon Company or know of a source for me?

P.S. This Balloon Company was established for Coastal watching and defense..... not for parties. In case you were wondering. 

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