Are you looking for WWII Education? Learn basic tips on navigating WWII records and photographs through a collection of articles our staff wrote and some on NARA’s website. To learn more and go deeper into your research, pick up one of my Stories from the World War II Battlefield books if you are in the U.S. or Faces of War: Researching Your Adopted Soldier if you are in Europe.
Watch my interview at the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 conference with Ancestry.com to learn more about what is possible with your research.
General Research Articles
- Why World War II Research Isn’t Free
- Tips for Starting Your WWII Research
- The Research Process Do’s and Dont’s
- Company Morning Reports
- What Do VA Index Card Codes Mean?
- Requesting the Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF)
- Difference Between the OMPF and IDPF
- Civilian Individual Deceased Personnel Files (IDPFs)
- Honoring Our Soldiers Overseas
- Tarawa and a Study of Graves Registration Service During WWII
- Where Can You Find WWII Education?
- Coast Guard OMPFs and IDPFs
- Uncovering a Sailor’s Story in a Navy File
- Indiana WWII Solider, Sailor, and Marines Resources
- Finding U.S. WWII Records and Photos: Are They Where You Think They Are?
- Searching University Archival Collections
- Clarification from NPRC on IDPF Access
- When and Why Do I Need to Hire a WWII Researcher?
Photograph and Newspaper Resources
- 36th Infantry Division Reports and Photographs
- Missouri History Museum Photographs
- Identifying those Unidentified Photos
- National Archives Blog Articles
The Bigger Picture
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