Research

Military Monday – Debating Stories and Official Records

An issue I have run into several times while researching World War II service, is the difference between oral or written history by a veteran, versus what is contained in the official military records and histories. This issue was brought up again this weekend in one of the Facebook groups I’m in. One member insisted […]






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Military Monday – Tips on Organizing World War II Records

The abundance of records available for World War II do not stop with a soldier’s service file (OMPF.) There are numerous reports which may list a soldier or provide the context in which he served (battles, citations received, movements, transportation.) These records range from the Company level all the way up to the overall war. […]






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Military Monday – Military Research From the Civil War to World War II

Cindy Freed and I, writers for the In-Depth Genealogist, were interviewed on IDG’s new YouTube channel. Cindy talked about Civil War Research and her book Ancestors in a Divided Nation. I talked about World War II research and my two new books,┬áStories from the World War II Battlefield, which will soon be released on researching […]






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