Spotlight: Three American Red Cross Nurses

Posted by Juliana Smith on December 28, 2013 in Collections

Sometimes we run across stories in our collections that just beg to be told. Meet three courageous nurses from the American Red Cross who served in Siberia during the Russian Revolution. Members can browse or search the U.S., American Red Cross Nurse Files, 1916-1959 on Red Cross Nurses from
About Juliana Smith
Juliana Szucs Smith has been working for for more than 16 years. She began her family history journey trolling through microfilms with her mother at the age of 11. She has written many articles for online and print genealogical publications and wrote the "Computers and Technology" chapter of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Juliana holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.


1 JeanJanuary 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Very interesting. I wish I could have zoomed in to read all the documents.

2 What You Might Have Missed in 2013January 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm

[...] has posted some amazing content this year, with some interesting and really rich collections.  Part of my job at is to write descriptions for some of the collections that are launching.  The U.S., American Red Cross Nurse Files, 1916-1959 drew me in immediately with rich stories and correspondence telling the story of these brave women’s service. Some stories of nurses serving in Siberia during the Russian Revolution and of the Petrograd Children’s Ark can be found in this Slideshare deck. [...]

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