Military Research

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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Military Monday – Exploring Offline and Online World War II Resources

There is a myth many family historians believe and that is, all the records I need are online. This is not true. Only a small percentage of records available throughout time have been digitized and placed online. This is especially true for military records. Family historians exploring their World War II ancestor’s service and lives […]

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