Kali Martin presents Family Research - Learning More About Your Family in World War II
More than 16 million American men and women served in the US Armed Forces during World War II, and another 3.5 million worked as federal civilian employees. These men and women are our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or siblings. Many have shared their stories, but many others have not, and few details from their time in service are known. How can we learn more about an individual's service? What information is out there, and how can we find it? Detailed information on how to research your own family's involvement in World War II can be found in The National WWII Museum's new guide, Researching American Military and Civilian Records from World War II. In this Lunchbox Lecture, Museum Research Assistant Kali Martin will go over the guide, and address some common questions and challenges in researching individual involvement in World War II. Interested attendees can preview the guide for free before the event at nationalww2museum.org/war/research-veteran.
Lunchbox Lectures are free and open to the public on every first and third Wednesday of the month. For more information, please call 504-528-1944 x 484.