by David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist, American Ancestors
In this comprehensive Genealogy Research Guide, Lambert lays out key concepts and resources for researching veterans of the First and Second World Wars. Many of Lambert’s resources also appear within this guide.
by The National World War II Museum, New Orleans
Users may request a free printed guide from the National World War II Museum detailing some of the types of veteran military records available, where they are located and how to request them. This guide is intended to assist veterans and their families request Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, Missouri.
This factsheet from the Department of Federal Affairs details the history of America’s National Cemeteries, from their creation during the Civil War until the date of the factsheet’s last update in 2015.
Crowd-sourced database for grave marker inscriptions, locations, and photographs. Includes interactive memorial features.
New-York-specific, crowd-sourced database for grave marker photographs, inscriptions, and locations.
Searchable international cemetery transcriptions.
While it may seem like a long-shot, oral-history accounts of crew members and unit comrades can offer unexpected insights into the lives and deaths of veteran ancestors. The Seeker forum connects veterans and their descendants.