Ebook: Researching Women in the Military

Finding the Answers. Are you seeking answers to questions about your family’s female World War I, World War II, Korea or Vietnam service member or civilian worker?

Women played crucial roles during these wars. Men felt an obligation to join the military and rushed to enlist. Enlistment and later the draft, required men to vacate jobs on the home front. As a result, women were recruited and trained to take over jobs left by men. The military also began programs for women to volunteer to aid the war effort, or in some cases, join the military as enlisted personnel and officers.

This quick guide introduces you to:

  • A brief history of the shift of roles women played at home and in service.
  • Histories of the components of each military branch in which women served.
  • Histories of the civilian organizations in which women served
  • Tips for locating information to begin a search for records with checklists.

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