|Stories From the World War II Battlefield series, by Jennifer Holik|
as featured on www.ancestorstuff.com
Jennifer Holik, researcher, educator, speaker and publisher, has put together a series of books to help with telling the story of your veteran, whether they are still living, or have past away. She walks you through the necessary steps to take in retrieval of information to finally put that veteran's story on paper.
The Stories of the World War II Battlefield series focuses on each of the U.S. Armed Forces. Records can be found in various places. If your veteran has a DD214, otherwise know as paper of separation, that is a good place to start. It gives a nice synopsis of the veteran's time in service, serial service number, places of draft or enlistment, metals and honors awarded, training, ranks, and, of course, date and place of their release from the military. If the veteran died while in service, they will have a whole file listing most of what the DD214 has, but includes date, time and place of death, including the causes and circumstances of the death.
There are so many other places to find more information about your veteran or deceased service member. The U.S. Army had morning reports....the U.S. Navy had ship logs....and there are so many more records to comb through to get the most complete story.
If you are interested in getting further involved with this type of project, I highly recommend Jennifer's books. She will be a featured speaker at the FGS 2016 Conference in Springfield, Illinois from August 31- September 3.
Additionally, Jennifer will be the featured writer at the AncestorStuff.com exhibit table number 516 at the FGS Conference in Springfield, IL. She will be available to market her books and answer any research questions. See more conference information here www.fgsconference.org
Can't be at the conference? You can purchase Jennifer's books from the AncestorStuff.com website at a discount, and enjoy her expertise on this most important subject. www.ancestorstuff.com/jennifer-holik/
Interested in a family project? How about leaning to research the military service of a family member that has passed away. Make copies of it for family members. Those who might never have met their grandparent, great grandparent, or other relative might enjoy having such a memorial book about their relative. Learning about family that have passed on gives some a window to the past, and a sense of pride in who they are descended from. What a nice gift for someone.
To learn more about Jennifer Holik and her experiences, educational programs, speaking logs and other information, visit her website http://wwiiresearchandwritingcenter.com/