Would you like to Find the Answers to your 20th century military research questions? Jennifer has spent a decade studying all branches of the military in service for WWI and WWII and traveling to walk in the footsteps of many soldiers. Using her storytelling skills, research, and travel experiences, she has a rare talent for telling military stories in an emotive way: lending a ‘new voice’ to this 20th century military history by shedding light on a soldier’s relationships with their loved ones, family and friends.
Using WWII as a foundation, she has developed a unique research strategy, taught nowhere else in the world, to help you research your WWI, WWII, Korean War, or Vietnam family member’s military service. Using this strategy, you will Find the Answers and closure you seek. Jennifer has spoken at military museums, WWII reunions, libraries, genealogy societies, Rotary groups, corporations, and other venues in the United States and Europe.
- View the available program offerings.
- Watch the replay of my RootsTech Finding the Answers: The Basics of WWII Research
- Read about past appearances.
- Read speaking testimonials.
Jennifer is booking programs and events through 2020. Contact us for available dates and fees.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Glenview Library (Illinois)
Finding the Answers: World War II Online
One place many people begin research for their World War II service member is online. While most of the records you need to reconstruct service history are not available online, you can find clues and unit or contextual information to add to your soldier’s story. Many people also connect with living family members of soldiers buried in ABMC cemeteries through online resources.
In this program, Jennifer will:
- Explain some myths and common questions about online research.
- Explain how to research using the collections on Ancestry.com and Fold3.com.
- Discuss other places you can find information online and how that can lead to offline resources.
- Explain where and how to connect with other researchers or European grave adopters.
- Discuss using social media to locate information.
The tips you learn in this program will help you with any digitized record set.
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