Description: Have you ever attempted World War II research or read any recommended beginning genealogy book and hit a brick wall because of the lack of records available online, or because all the records burned? Researchers have been conditioned through many books and websites to believe there is no way to research a soldier’s service if the records burned in the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Researching the service of a World War II soldier can take many winding paths, and there are many starting points from which the research and analysis can begin. However, before we can begin our journey and learn the second part of the research strategy, we must first understand some of the roadblocks and questions that arise during research. This book is a continuation of Finding the Answers: Researching World War II Army Service Part 1.
This quick guide introduces you:
- Part two of the research strategy.
- Resources you can use to locate information.
- An exploration of basic Army unit records.
- Exploration of life after the war for men and women.
- Resources for records created after the war.
Are you ready to research your soldier’s service?
Researching your service member’s history can be complex. The World War II Research and Writing Center provides expert research experts to tackle your most challenging research questions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free phone consultation to discuss project details and costs. We have researchers on-site at the National Archives facilities to obtain materials within a few weeks, and a network of researchers and tour guides around the globe.
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