Author Archives: Jennifer Holik

Military Monday – Missing in Action and Presumed Date of Death

I received the service file for a World War II Naval Pilot I am researching. There is still a lot of work to be done but one thing struck me that needs to be addressed. This is the date a soldier was declared Missing in Action versus the date they died or were presumed dead. […]

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Military Monday – Chicago Area Speaking Engagements and Books

Last week the Daily Herald ran an article about my military work and books in preparation for two speaking engagements at the Arlington Heights Library this month. It was very exciting to see the article both online and in print. The first program was Saturday and I spoke to over 100 people. The questions and […]

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Locating Italian Immigrants on Ship Manifests

This morning I was searching for some Italian ship manifests for a client’s research on Ancestry.com and discovered something I had not previously. It appears no instruction was given to indexers when they began indexing the manifests. For some individuals (mainly children) where there is a line indicating the previous surname is the same for […]

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