Finding the Answers: Exploring Individual Military Service Webinar

Learn the basics of individual and company level military service for WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam through research examples and stories.This webinar was recorded 11 January 2020

Webinar Description

World War II research is surrounded by stories and myths which often give people the perception they cannot obtain any information about military service. What most people do not realize is military research should be done in two parts. Starting at the end with a discharge unit will usually lead you down the wrong path where you will waste time and money.

This 1.5 hour webinar will focus on what is available first at home and then within the archives and online repositories. You will learn how to put a timeline of service together, how to properly reconstruct military history, what can be found within service files and company-level types of records, and where else to look. At the end of this webinar you will have the tools to proceed to the next step in military research - contextual history.

A webinar on learning how to research the second part - contextual records - will be held in February 2020.

This is the final time I will teach this class so be sure to register today!

Live Webinar

In this 1.5 hour-long webinar you will learn everything you need to know to locate and document as much information as possible about your family member's individual and company level service, both online and offline.

Everything you learn also applies to WWI, Korea, and Vietnam war research.

A replay will be available.


The webinar handout includes bonus worksheets to help you get started in locating information both online and offline!

Writing Prompts

Your handout includes writing prompts to help you start writing the stories.

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After registration, you will receive a welcome email with details about the webinar. Two days before the webinar, the course product opens. In there you will find the webinar handout. The video replay will be placed here after the webinar. A day before the webinar, you will receive an email with a Zoom link for the webinar. You have access to the replay for one year.

Meet Your Facilitator

Watch a short video about Jennifer’s work and mission.

Jennifer Holik, a woman on a mission to help people Find the Answers to their family and military histories. At the same time, she strives to heal the past, present, and future for herself, her family, her clients, and the world. For over a decade Jennifer has studied every branch of the military and its records for WWII. She is the original authority on how to do the research and the first to create the educational materials to teach others the strategies. Her business has helped people find answers and closure through genealogical and military research, education, and writing.

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