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Commonwealth War Graves Commission Video Tutorials: Finding Military Ancestors

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website can help you find records of military ancestors both dead and injured. You may be able to track down a name on a memorial or an actual grave. 21 more words


The 1973 Fire: New Hope in Recovering Burned and Brittle Records

Most researchers have heard of the 1973 fire at the National Military Personnel Records Center in Saint Louis, Missouri, that destroyed 80% of certain Army personnel records for persons discharged from November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960, and 75% of certain Air Force personnel records for persons discharged from September 25, 1947, to January 1,1964 (names alphabetically after Hubbard). 79 more words


10 Reasons Why Veterans Need to Know About VetCV

VetCV is revolutionizing the way veterans find jobs, access benefits, connect with other veterans, store medical and military records, and much more. We have separated 10 reasons why veterans need to know about VetCV.

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Going Digital, One Twig or Leaf at a Time

If you haven’t tried a surname search in the National Archives Catalog in awhile, it’s time to try it again. Additional information about records, as well as actual digital images of records, are added frequently. 195 more words


The Sinking of the Japanese Submarine I-1 off of Guadalcanal and the Recovery of its Secret Documents

Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park

Just a little over 75 years ago, in early August 1942, American forces landed on Guadalcanal with the mission of pushing the Japanese forces off the island.  3,834 more words

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The Office of Strategic Services and the SIMCOL Operation in Italy October 1943

Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park.

At the time of the Italian Armistice on September 8, 1943, there were almost 80,000 Allied prisoners of war in Italian prisoner of war camps. 3,343 more words

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Irish Pensioners Added At Fold3

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Come and see the new title on Fold3 –
Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham Pensioner Discharge Documents…

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