Posts Tagged With: Army

Military Monday – Examining WWII Death Records For an Identified Soldier

It’s Monday and that means a new installment in the world of military records! As you read through this series, please keep in mind I’m discussing World War II records only. While there is a lot of overlap between other wars and records, the focus here is only World War II. Today we will begin […]

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Military Monday – Start in the Genealogy Box

Last week I wrote a post discussing the point of genealogy research not being like military research. You have to step outside the genealogy box to do this kind of research. This week we are going to start in the genealogy box and learn how to jump out of it. Please keep in mind I’m […]

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Military Monday – WWII Military Research Is NOT The Same As Genealogy Research

Last week I wrote a post called, Where ARE All the WWII Military Records. I wanted to provide some basic information on military records, specifically looking at WWII. After I wrote that post, I spoke to a few people in the genealogy field who are doing research on their military ancestors.  I realized I’m asking […]

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Military Monday – The Dead of World War II

I read two books this weekend about our honored dead of World War II. The first was Disposition of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard World War II Dead. This was a pamphlet sent to families after the war was over explaining their choices as to the final interment of their Soldier Dead. The Army […]

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Follow Friday – January 10, 2014

69 years ago the Battle of the Bulge was raging in Europe. Here are a couple of news stories that bring that story into the present day. Emerging from History: Account of Black Soldiers Killed By Nazis And one in which my friend in Luxembourg, Mike Boehler is quoted. Act of Mercy Amid Brutal Winter […]

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Military Monday – Thank You For Your Service Book

Last week I attended the Pritzker Military Library’s book talk given by David Finkel on his new book Thank You For Your Service. I admit I have not yet read the book and at first was not sure why I wanted to attend because my focus is World War II right now. But he was going […]

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