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Re: ? About Searching for WWI, WWII Records

Hi Kim:

I recently discovered an excellent resource for researching WW II Records....the organization is called the "American WWII Orphans Network" (AWON). The website is The site is full of useful information and links.

At AWON you can order a book for about $25 that is WELL worth its price I believe called "Touchstones : A Guide to Records, Rights and Resources for Families of American World War II Casualties." The author is Ann Bennett Mix, the founder of AWON. It is comprehensive and detailed and highly informative with great "how to" info. Altho' the book pertains specifically to WW II Records, I'm sure alot of the same sources would be the same you'd access for WW I records as well.

Good luck...pretty soon I will be adding WW I research to my uncle who died soon after returning home, family lore has it that he was gassed with "mustard gas" and never was the same afterwards. I am also researching an Uncle who was killed in WW II...just two months before the War ended.

Good luck!!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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