Archive for June 21, 2012

A Fateful Anniversary

Operation Barbarossa, the German attack on Russia began at 3:30 am on June 22, 1941. This was the day after Napoleon’s attack on Russia in 1812. Barbarossa precipitated the greatest land battle in history. The German armed forces struck Russia on a thousand mile front and initially enjoyed staggering success. But the Germans were stopped before Moscow in December in the midst of the brutal Russian winter. The Russians turned the tide at the Battle of Stalingrad and then arrived triumphantly in Berlin in 1945.

Genealogy Redux

Spring and Summer always bring an upsurge in Genealogy questions. People are motivated to begin or revive their family history research. If you are ready to do this come to the Danbury Library. We have a great collection of Genealogy books as well as access to databases like Ancestry and HeritageQuest to facilitate your research.