World War II Research Guide

Professional researcher and WWII expert, Jennifer Holik has compiled a helpful WWII research guide using her past guest blog posts, which cover everything from reconstructing records destroyed by the infamous 1973 St. Louis fire to how to enhance your research using Fold3. She’s also given us step-by-step instructions on how to request WWII records.

Get Jennifer’s  World War II Research Guide at Ancestry Blog.

Database of Holocaust Victims Reaches 1 Million Names

An effort to build a free online database of Holocaust victims and survivors has reached a milestone. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and announced Friday that records of one million people persecuted by the Nazis are now available to be searched. The crowd-sourced database was launched in 2011 and is known as the World […]

via Database of Holocaust Victims Reaches 1 Million Names — Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter


World War II War Diaries at

This article describes what they are and how to use them …

World War II War Diaries were compiled between about January 1, 1942, and about June 1, 1946, by the U.S. Navy, documenting the period from about September 1, 1939, to about May 30, 1946. They were identified by the Navy as “the principal means by which the day-to-day experience of the Navy is recorded for current study and future historical use.”

World War II War Diaries at