December 19, 2014

Honoring Their Sacrifices In World War II

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The Sons and Daughters of WWII Veterans

An email I received today brought to my attention this site named Sons & Daughters of World War II Veterans Genealogy Society created in 2010.  Here is a snippet explaining their purpose and intent.

The Sons and Daughters of World War II Veterans is a program of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the Nimitz Education and Research Center.

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to preserve, interpret and teach the great history of World War II in the Pacific, that we may honor all those who, through leadership, exemplified by the character and service of Fleet Admiral Nimitz, courage, skill and sacrifice, won through to victory; and that future generations of Americans may be enlightened and inspired by their story. The Admiral Nimitz Foundation supports and manages the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.

As there were over 16 million men and women who served during WWII, there’s little doubt this will be a popular site.  It’s purpose is to allow individuals to prove their lineal connection to veterans; to preserve the history of their sacrifices, and to create a public database of those records.
There is a one-time $125.00 Primary Applicant certification fee, with a reduced fee of $25 for individuals related to the Primary Applicant.
For more information regarding your application to join this site, please visit their home page using the link provided at the beginning of this article.  The Society can also be found on Facebook using this link.

Ancestry Free Access Weekend – U. S. Military Records

 

 

Military records are one of the most rich in genealogical gold that I have ever used.  The Ancestry U.S. Military records collection contains over a 100 million names and spans 300 years.  Give it a try for free this weekend. Good luck! :)

 

Veterans Day

Are You In Someone’s Photo?

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Have you seen this new site Are You In My Photo? I found it in an article in Ancestry magazine’s January/February 2009 issue, and I am really, really happy someone created this site.

How many of you have photos in your collections that have other people in them that you can’t identify? As the site says, we are all in everyone else’s photos, whether we realize it or not. Were you at an amusement park, a zoo, or even a car show and someone was taking pictures?

I just uploaded a few of my own pictures today to Are You In My Photo, and will do more of them over time. You have the option to upload photos for free, and then put in descriptions, locations, and type of photo it is: Military, genealogy, recreation, sporting events, etc..

WWII Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 7 G Detachment

date taken: 09/14/1944
location: Kaneohe Bay
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Featured Military Collection at Ancestry

Even if you aren’t a subscriber to Ancestry, now is the time to take advantage of their current free offer to search their military records collection. The Military Collection is quite extensive and could be a real boost to your family research. It covers conflicts from the Revolutionary War to WWII and other conflicts. This includes newsreel footage, and I can see that having a clip of one of the more memorable events could be something someone could add to a Power Point presentation for a family reunion, or a Memorial Day gathering.

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  • Don’t stop there though. First of all, to keep yourself from getting confused and wasting precious time during these ten free days, take the time to make a list of your known ancestors who served in the military.
  • Don’t forget the women who served.
  • Don’t get discouraged. If you have a list of several men and women to search for, prioritize the list and look for the ones who you think you have the best chance of finding their records. Or, concentrate on just one. Good luck! :)


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