Web site deisigned for World War II Veterans

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 11, 2000

Just in time for Memorial Day, RootsWeb (http://www.rootsweb.com), the Internet’s oldest and largest genealogy community, has created a new Web site to pay tribute to those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.

&uot;The Greatest Generation: World War II Stories&uot; (http://www.rootsweb.com/WWII) is a place where veterans and their relatives can post narratives and biographies. In addition, although the emphasis is on World War II, submissions are welcome for veterans of Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War. You may even post photographs.

A &uot;Lost and Found Window&uot; provides a venue to search for old war buddies and memorials to loved ones can be posted in the &uot;Veterans’ Garden.&uot;

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There are also links to numerous other World War II pages. &uot;Dad’s War&uot; offers tips on how to conduct research on your ancestors who are war veterans. You will also find such key resources as military records from the Army Military History Institute, the Navy Historical Center and the Air Force Museum.

Links to two offerings from RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees (http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide) are provided. These are easy-to-follow how-to lessons to help search for military records, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

RootsWeb’s Missing Links – which along with its companion publication, The RootsWeb Review, is the largest circulated genealogy publication in the world – provides three helpful articles: &uot;World War II Memories,&uot; &uot;Finding Your Father’s World War II Story Scrapbook,&uot; and &uot;World War II: An American Scrapbook.&uot;

So while you make plans for the Memorial Day holiday, drop by this new RootsWeb site and take time to look at the stories told by and about the men and women who served our country. Add a little bit of your own family history to site or do a little research. There may be all sorts of hidden treasures just waiting for you!


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