Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy a four-part series on World War II by Michael Strauss, AG. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.
Researching Your World War II Ancestors: Part 1 - The Road to War
Part I of our four part series on researching your World War II ancestors is an introduction to the genealogy records for the years immediately preceding the war. It is necessary to go back to the years of the Great Depression to research your ancestors during the war. This lecture includes resources from the New Deal programs including the Civilian Conservation Corps, National Youth Administration along with the Americans who served in the ranks of the Canadian and British military. Part I ends with details about the National Guard and the Selective Service Act of 1940 where the United States prepares for war.
Researching Your World War II Ancestors: Part 2 - Records of the Army
Part II of our four part series on researching your World War II ancestors covers and focuses on the abundance of records for the United States Army. Military records of the Army and Army Air Corps-later called the United States Air Force are available to genealogists. This research is not without challenges or rewards. By reconstructing lost or damaged records it makes it easier to put together the stories of their experiences during the war.
Researching Your World War II Ancestors: Part 3 - Records of the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard
Part III of our four-part series on researching your World War II ancestors continues as we move from the records of the United States Army to the other military branches. These include the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard. In addition to the major branches of our armed forces we include how to research your ancestor who may have served in the United States Merchant Marines.
Researching Your World War II Ancestors: Part 4 - War on the Home Front & Post-War Years
The final Part four of our series on researching your World War II ancestors covers various records and resources from the home front. This series looks closely at women and their service on both the fighting front at back home centering on their many contributions to the winning of the war. After victory and the end of the war in 1945 records were again created in the post-war years that point back to the early days of the war; including documents detailing alien registrations and veteran claim files for those who faithfully served.
About the Presenter
Michael L. Strauss, AG is an Accredited Genealogist and forensic investigator, is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah. He holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a licensed Private Investigator and qualified expert witness in Surrogate Court and Circuit Court in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. Michael is an approved genealogist with the United States Army to locate DNA qualified persons MIA from Korea, Vietnam, and World War II. He is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor for military courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR). He was the film historian for the 2015 Academy Award nominated movie "Finding Vivian Maier".
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