There are so many WWII resources available it is hard to keep up with them all because some are online, some are in various libraries, archives, universities, and other places in the country. One resource I used again this week is the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center’s Our Military Heritage section. If you are researching WWII soldiers, sailors, or Marines from the state of Indiana (and looking for photographs!!!) this is the place to start.
The Allen County Public Library is a massive genealogical research library. You can find many published family history books there and many WWI and WWII resources. They have done a great job of digitizing materials and adding photographs to their digital archives online.
In the WWII section you will find:
- Burials (Luxembourg Cemetery Walls of the Missing)
- Individuals – this is a list of Indiana men and women who served. Some died in service and at least one has his IDPF as part of his record.
- Monuments and Memorials
- Original Documents
- Unit Histories and Rosters (think digitized books!)
- Battles and War
If you look at the main page for Our Military Heritage, you’ll see some other resources that might be useful for WWII research.
You can also Share Materials.
I encourage you to visit this site if you have Indiana soldiers, sailors, or Marines you are researching. You never know what you’ll find. And check back often as it sounds like they add to their holdings as items are donated!
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Amy Johnson Crow says
The Our Military Heritage section of their website is a great resource! One point to clarify, however. It is not just for Indiana servicemen and women. For example, the 19K pages of letters between George Miller and Mabel Poth are from a couple in Columbus, Ohio. You never know what you’ll find there!