All the records burned!
A fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, in 1973, destroyed approximately 80% of the Army, Air Corps, and National Guard Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs), also known as service records. People have been taught to believe that nothing else is available if these records burned. However, this is not true.
In this program you will learn the first part of a proven research method, which is taught nowhere else, to reconstruct military history for every branch of the service. Knowing your soldier or airman’s history is possible even if the records burned.
In this engaging and informative presentation, Jennifer shares:
- A trip through time, exploring the service history of several men and women.
- Explore resources to search prior to obtaining military records.
- Provide information on obtaining Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF).
- Show and teach you what military records can be used to reconstruct service history at an individual level.
- Tips on weaving military, genealogical, and historical records together.
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