I would like to say hi.
I registered here because my son ran into this excellent topic http://www.usmilitar...-and-a-sampson/ on my Great Grandfather Shane and my Grandfather Shane.
I've had an on and off interest in furthering the genealogy that I had already received from my great uncle and from a far distant relative. Most recently I and my kids have been learning more about my great grandfather. And sadly only this past August my father died and I am now the keeper of various family Naval items and documents to save for future generations.
I posted photos in the topic above of some of the items I am now responsible for keeping safe.
I have always had an interest in WWI and WWI from the naval side. I expect that comes from my family history.
I expect that I'll be posting photos in the appropriate forums to help me to identify and understand context of various Naval antiques passed down in the family to me.
I expect also that at some point I will need to transport the antique firearms from my parent's house to mine. I will almost certainly want to contact my local police to find out if I need to get a permit to keep them. And to do that I will want to know what they all are.
Here is another example of an item that I am now responsible for keeping for family posterity.