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Research a Veteran: Exploring the Basics of Military Research with Jennifer Holik

  • 01 October 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL 60187

(Part 1 of 2) World War II research is surrounded by stories and myths which often give people the perception they cannot obtain any information about military service. What most people do not realize is military research should be done in two parts. Starting at the end with a discharge unit will usually lead you down the wrong path where you will waste time and money. This program will focus on what is available first at home and then within the archives and online repositories. You will learn how to put a timeline of service together, how to properly reconstruct military history, what can be found within service files and company-level types of records, and where else to look. At the end of this program you will have the tools to proceed to the next step in military research: contextual history. This program is World War II-focused, but also applies to World War I, Korea, and Vietnam.

Registration details at https://wheatonlibrary.org/events/

Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Genealogical Society and the Wheaton Public Library.

The DuPage County Genealogical Society is an incorporated, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our focus is on providing education for genealogists and assisting in preserving and making available local records of genealogical interest. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 3, Wheaton, IL, 60187.  

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