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BOOK REVIEW: A Vietnam Presence

Posted by Daniel Mast on

A Vietnam Presence: Mennonites in Vietnam During the American War By Luke S. Martin Reviewed by Reg Reimer, author of Vietnam’s Christians: A Century of Growth in Adversity (2011). At 584 pages this is an intimidating tome! Reading it, however, quickly brings the realization that it is the kind of careful historical and theological reflection that mission communities should but rarely do. Martin was an active participant and thoughtful observer in the drama he describes in great and interesting detail. The book covers the two-decade history of Mennonite “presence” in Vietnam. The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) began service in 1954...

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NGS Conference on May 10-13

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The annual National Genealogical Society Conference will be held in Raleigh, N.C., this year from May 10-13. Over 175 lectures from basic to advanced genealogical research, including 18 presentations on DNA science and methodology, as well as dozens of exhibitors are available to answer questions about your family history. Finding records and effectively using them is the focus of 57 lectures. Among the types of records discussed are a wide range of religious records, military and associated records, regional U.S. records, and African American and Native American records.  For conference information and to register, go to http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/register/. Mennonite Family History editors,...

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Mennonites in Vietnam conflicted during war

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Read the full article about Luke Martins book here. http://www.canadianmennonite.org/stories/mennonites-vietnam-conflicted-during-war

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Masthof Staff Member at Fairfax Genealogical Conference

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A Masthof staff member is at the Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Conference today, March 31st, and tomorrow, April 1st, at the Westin Tysons Corner in Falls Church, Virginia. She is there selling books and talking with conference goers. If you are attending the event, make sure to stop by her table and tell her Lori sent you! Enjoy the Conference!

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Interesting video about the book Both My Sons

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Author Ken Yoder Reed made a great video that offers a glimpse into his book! Sit back, relax and go back in time!  

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