Starting World War II research and not sure where to begin? Did you get a letter from St. Louis telling you all the records burned? Are you trying to sort out a family story or locate additional records? This section will provide some tips and resources to help you get started. If you would like more in-depth information, please check out my books, Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volumes 1 and 2. You may also check out my webinars and online courses which walk you through all steps to research World War I, World War II, Korea or Vietnam.
There are many general resources you can use to aid your genealogical research before diving into military records. It is important to locate as much information on your soldier as possible before pursuing military records.
NPR Database “Were You or Your Relatives Exposed to Mustard Gas During WWII” database
Library of Congress WWII Situation Maps
National Archives – Finding Information on Personal Participation WWII
National Archives WWII Army Enlistment Database
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
State Specific Resources (A-L)
State Specific Resources (M-Z)
Zotero – Online source citing help
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