Thursdays February 29 - April 4, 2024. 7:00 p.m. CST

 

Explore your veteran's history today.

As the 80th anniversary of D-Day approaches in a few short months, don't we owe it to our veterans to preserve their stories and share their life lessons? In Guardians of History, you will discover your family's military history with our expert-led program. Learn to locate and navigate genealogical and military records effectively, uncovering crucial insights into your veteran ancestors' wartime experiences. Explore the psychological impact of wartime experiences while delving into the historical context of WWII. Regardless of your prior knowledge, our program is accessible to all.

Enroll today to unlock the stories of your veteran ancestors and gain profound insights into your family's history. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with your past and understand the enduring effects of historical events on your family's narrative. Join us now and begin your journey of discovery.

This program will help you answers questions like:

  • What was the specific role and unit of the veteran during WWII?
  • What were the key battles or campaigns the veteran participated in during the war?
  • How did the veteran cope with the trauma and stress of war during and after their service?
  • How can I learn more if his service file burned?
  • He or she never talked about the war - where can I learn more?
  • Were there any significant injuries or wounds sustained by the veteran during their time in WWII? Was he or she ever a Prisoner of War (POW)?
  • What kind of records will help me understand the trauma my veteran experienced?
  • What were the emotional and psychological effects of witnessing death and destruction during the war?
  • What was the veteran's transition back to civilian life like after the war ended?
  • How did the veteran's combat experiences shape their personal relationships, worldview, and overall well-being in the years following the war?
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What's Included in the Program?

Four military research webinars. Two Group Coaching Zoom Meetings. One 30-minute private coaching session. Workbooks or worksheets and resources for each program. One bonus webinar on researching WWI Army Service.

Would you like another resource? Purchase a copy of my new paperback book, Research a Veteran Workbook & Journal. This new book contains my best worksheets, checklists, tips and questions, along with space to write the stories of up to five veterans. This book makes a great keepsake for families or a great way to encourage your children and grandchildren to start researching. In this 8.5x11 format, there is plenty of space to write and add photos.

Thursday, 29 February 2024 at 7:00 p.m. CST

Webinar – Research a Veteran. Exploring the Basics of Military Research

All the records DID NOT burn. Answers can be found and stories written no matter what anyone tells you. There is a strategy to correctly research 20th century military service, regardless of branch. In this session you will learn: 

  • Where to begin your research at home.
  • What questions to ask.
  • The first part of the research strategy to learn any veteran's story from any 20th century war and and military branch.
  • What records you need to establish the foundation and where to locate them.
  • How to create a timeline of service.
  • How to begin writing the story.

I use storytelling along with the records to help you understand the deeper impacts of service. You might want a tissue for the story at the end of this session.

 

Thursday, 7 March 2024 at 7:00 p.m. CST

Webinar The Greatest Generation. Adding Context to the Veteran's Story

Contextual records are everywhere, not just the National Archives! Once you have established what units your service member was in and where they served, it is time to explore unit-level records.

In this program you’ll explore:

  • The second part of the research strategy to piece together your veteran's story.
  • How to add to your timeline of service and expand the narrative.
  • Explore various histories, journals, photos, and maps for all the military branches.
  • You will learn about the most valuable foundational records to put your service member into context and write a richer story everyone will want to read.

These records help you write the narrative to your stories. They will also help you understand why your veteran was who they were after service, and probably bring up more questions for you to consider.

Group Coaching

Thursday, 14 March 2024 at 7:00 p.m. CDT

Participate in a one-hour Zoom meeting where you can ask questions, share your military documents, learn about new resources and advance your research.

Thursday, 21 March 2024 at 7:00 p.m. CDT

Webinar - We Will Remember Them: Researching the Prisoners, Missing & Dead of World War II.

Discover the history of the American Graves Registration Service and the records they created for our honored war dead. 

In this program you’ll learn:

  • What records were created by the American Grave Registration Service for World War I & World War II. How to access those records and tell your veteran's story.
  • You will learn about online resources for locating information.
  • We will explore POW records.
  • I'll share a case study on James Privoznik who was Killed in Action 11 January 1945. Through our research, writing, and travel journey, I'll tell you his story and how I found information when most would say it is impossible.
  • You will have access to some death records to peruse at your leisure.

 

Thursday, 28 March 2024 at 7:00 p.m. CDT

Webinar Virtual Vaults of Valor: Exploring WWII Service Records Online

Many of the records you need, especially at an individual level, are not online. However, all is not lost! There are rich records and databases available to help put puzzle pieces together. In some cases, you might even hit the jackpot on digitized records to help tell your service member's story.

In this program you’ll explore:

  • You will get a taste of what can be found online for World War I and World War II.  New collections are being added all the time.
  • Tips for using Fold3 and other similar databases.
  • Where to find unit-level context to better understand your veteran's experience.

After we explore some online sources you may not have considered, to demonstrate the vastness of online military records, we will take a live walk-through of Fold3. Using Case Studies I will show you were to find the gold and what to be aware of as you search. All tips provided apply to any database you search online.

Group Coaching

Thursday, 4 April 2024 at 7:00 p.m. CDT

Participate in a one-hour Zoom meeting where you can ask questions, share your military documents, learn about new resources and advance your research.

30-Minute Private Coaching Session

$70 value. Participants receive a 30-minute private coaching session. This session must be used within six weeks of the start of the program or you lose it. Detail will be sent out via email on how to schedule coaching session a few days before the first webinar day.

Bonus Webinar

$50 value. Participants have access to the webinar and workbook for My Doughboy's Story. This program is about researching WWI Army service online to reconstruct service, even if the personnel file didn't burn.

Choose your payment plan.

Access to the program materials begin Monday 26 February 2024 and you have access to replays and materials for one year.

Pay In Full

$275

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2-Payments

$142.50 / 2 months

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NICE TO MEET YOU

I'm Jennifer Holik

I'm Jennifer, I help people identify and release ancestral beliefs, behaviors, patterns, and traumas that hold them back from creating their most abundant, amazing life.

Guided by my military ancestors, more than 25 years ago, I stepped on the family & military history research trail. That journey allowed me to connect more deeply with my ancestors, spirit guides, angels, and others beyond the veil. I created a genealogy business which quickly transformed into a military research, speaking, and writing business. Explore military research articles, videos, records, resources, and my books at the WWII Research & Writing Center.

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