World War II Research Guide

Professional researcher and WWII expert, Jennifer Holik has compiled a helpful WWII research guide using her past guest blog posts, which cover everything from reconstructing records destroyed by the infamous 1973 St. Louis fire to how to enhance your research using Fold3. She’s also given us step-by-step instructions on how to request WWII records.

Get Jennifer’s  World War II Research Guide at Ancestry Blog.

5 Sources for Civil War Unit Histories – Amy Johnson Crow

Broadening your researching into your Civil War ancestor beyond the pension records and service records can reveal new insight into the time he served. Unit histories can help you pinpoint where he was, what battles he fought in, what those battles were like, and other information that helps build context. Here are 5 sources for Civil War unit histories.

Details at 5 Sources for Civil War Unit Histories by Amy Johnson Crow.

Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Accumulating and sharing our unparalleled collection of resources on military history is just half the battle — and the Museum & Library staff is proud to offer research services designed to help answer your questions and to break down those brick walls in your quest to discover your family legacy.

Pritzker Military Museum & Library is a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to enchancing public understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by men and women who have served.

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Battle of Leyte Gulf: October 23–26, 1944

This post at the Fold3 Blog reminds us again of the sacrifices our military have made throughout our country’s history. Read the comments too. They make it personal.

From October 23–26, 1944, the Japanese navy unsuccessfully went up against the American navy off the coast of the Philippines in one of the largest naval battles in history. The Japanese loss…

Source: Battle of Leyte Gulf: October 23–26, 1944 – Fold3 Blog