Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Soldiers at Christmas and the Holidays

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Where Was Your Ancestor on Christmas?
Using documents, troop reports and photos held within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), we can often place veteran ancestors wartime movements. Recently, I did just this for an Australian client searching for her WWII soldier. Once a photo was found in the NARA records, the client, now in her late 80's, was able to positively identify the photo.

A French client, had early WWI photos of her ancestor. We were able to match NARA held photos with  the one in her possession. This project ended in the joining of French and American cousins. But for some of us, we just want to know where I veteran ancestor was on Dec. 25, or on his birthday, or the 4th of July.

Some veteran photos and documents are digitized as you can see on the Fold3 created the video Wartime Holidays.

What's Digitized and Online?
  • For USCT visit the USCT Pension Records page for documents.
  • There are approximately 600,000 WWI Records online for research.  Some of these records are accessible for free.
  • The WWII digitzed records can also be searched by name, date or place. This collection holds a more complete set of photos and documents.
For complete access of the Fold3 digitized collection visit the Fold3 website.

Kathleen Brandt
stradercom@aol.com

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