Finding the Answers. This is what each person who starts WWII research hopes to accomplish. We often begin with many questions, to which answers are often elusive. The most logical place to search for answers to our World War II questions is online.
There is a common misconception that all military records exist online. While many records are digitized and placed on line each day, the fact is, most of the records required are in paper format in repositories and archives. Requiring records that exist only on paper may leave you wondering, what can I find online? How can I find information easily?
This course, in six modules with numerous handouts, introduces you to:
- Reasons to research WWII service online.
- What records may be available online.
- Techniques to make searching easier.
- Strategies to help you search the ‘Go-To’ websites for research.
- A look at library and newspaper websites.
- Explore military museums, research libraries, and social media sites.
- An introduction to European research experts and grave adopters.
- Information on how Americans can work with European researchers to preserve more stories.
- Where to go to learn more.
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