Coming October 13, 2015
I will release the 2nd edition of my books, Stories from the World War II Battlefield. These contain an expanded Online Military Research chapter and a new chapter on how to start research from Europe.
Also available October 13, a new resource to help you research and write World War II stories. The World War II Research and Writing Center brings together a collection of resources to help people research and write the stories of U.S. soldiers during World War II. We accomplish this through toolboxes, forms and checklists, articles, newsletters, webinars, courses, and books. Sign-up for my WWII newsletter here.
Genealogy Guys Podcast Book Review
The Genealogy Guys Podcast, created on October 4, by George Morgan and Drew Smith, reviewed my Stories from the World War II Battlefield books. Tune in and listen. They talk about the books about minute 27.
Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volume 1 Army, Air Corps, National Guard
Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volume 2 Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Merchant Marines
"Jennifer Holik's Stories From the World War II Battlefield is a remarkable achievement. The growing number of people dedicated to learning of an ancestor's World War II military service cannot afford to miss it! It provides a clear and focused explanation of the sometimes baffling archival resources available to the public related to wartime service. I've been studying World War II for more than three decades, and I still learned plenty of new research techniques from Jennifer's book." --- Joseph Balkoski, author of Omaha Beach and Beyond the Beachhead
"Well written, well organized and authoritative, Stories from the World War II Battlefield is an outstanding how-to guide for World War II genealogical research. Quite simply, this is the best single resource for tracing the World War II service of individual servicemen and women. I highly recommend it." --- John C. McManus, Ph.D., Curator's Professor of History, Missouri S&T, Author of The Dead and Those About to Die, D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach.