3 Live Webinars

 

Learn strategies & records needed to do WWII research even if the records burned! Everything you learn also applies to WWI, Korea, & Vietnam.

Programs at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Beginning Military Research, Monday 4 October

We explore the first steps, records at home, online, and in archives to piece together the individual service puzzle.

Advanced Military Research, Tuesday 5 October

We explore the next steps with records online and in archives to help you locate the historical context and unit-level records and information to tell a more complete story of your veteran's service.

Live Q&A Session, Thursday 7 October.

You can submit questions & be on live for answers.

 
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This 3-Part Series includes....

Beginning Military Research

This webinar 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 webinar you will have the tools to proceed to the next step in military research - contextual history.

Worksheets to help you navigate locating information to start your research and move it forward are included.

Advanced Military Research

The next step after creating a timeline of military service and understanding through military records, what units your service member was in and where they were, is obtaining contextual documents. Providing context through records, maps, and photographs will bring to life the story of your family member and help you better understand who they were.

This webinar will focus on obtaining unit-level records and other resources to put your service member's story in context.

Worksheets to help you navigate locating information to start your research and move it forward are included.

Q&A Session

Ask your questions and let's find answers. Webinar attendees will be invited to submit questions via email prior to the event. Questions not answered as part of the first two webinars will be answered, as time allows in day 3. You may even be live on camera to discuss your question.

Researching Women in World War II Ebook

You will also receive Jennifer's Ebook Finding the Answers: Researching Women in World War II.

Researching women is the same as men, but you might learn a few other tips and interesting things about the women who served, in this quick guide.

Meet Your Guide on this Journey

Hello! I'm Jennifer!

I’ve been on a conscious personal healing journey for more than a decade. My journey began while researching & writing about my family & military history. My military ancestors helped me dive deeper into my personal & ancestral trauma to heal.

By 2015 my healing journey & military work allowed me to travel in Europe & create a life both there & in Chicago. I became embedded in Dutch society, life, relationships, healthcare, politics, culture, got a deep dive into grief when I became a caregiver to someone I was in a relationship with & more, which gave me a unique perspective on our world & the layers of trauma we each carry, no matter where we live. Each experience I had in Europe gave me awareness & puzzle pieces for my healing & the healing of our ancestors & the collective. Puzzle pieces & awareness I can now share with you.

We are all connected no matter where we live, what our culture is, what our trauma has been….when one heals, we all heal.

Explore more of my military research work, over six years of articles, record examples, videos, and all the books I've written at the WWII Research & Writing Center.

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