EDITED: 5 September 2018
This is now a self-paced course. We are not offering group classes at this time.
Course dates: May 14 – July 16, 2018
The Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) is one of the most important files researchers can obtain for World War II service members who died or are still considered Missing In Action (MIA.) The details contained in these files are more than date of death, cause of death, and locations of burials. We learn about the service history, medical history, family stories and grief, decisions which had to be made by family members, family drama, the inability to recover remains, and sometimes connect with other researchers who have requested the file in the past.
This course will begin on Monday May 14 and run for 10 weeks. You will explore seven extensive modules, which include 27 downloads, case studies, and worksheets. Additionally, you will be given access to an exclusive Facebook Group during the course period plus two additional weeks, in which you can have conversations, share files, and connect with other researchers.
Registration to May 14 – access to the private Facebook Group.
Week 1: Course Introduction and Week 1 American Graves Registration Service
Week 2: Week 2 Locating and Identifying the Dead
Week 3: Continuation of Week 2
Week 4: Week 3 Understanding the IDPF Contents
Week 5: Continuation of Week 3
Week 6: Continuation of Week 3
Week 7: Week 4 Temporary Burial
Week 8: Week 5 Moving Deeper into the IDPF with case studies
Week 9: Continuation of Week 5
Week 10: Week 6 Course Wrap-Up
Additional two weeks – Facebook Group access.
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