Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 14, 2012 HCGS - Finding WW II Casualties

    The  Honolulu County Genealogical Society met Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 9 am at the Manoa Gardens Housing community room.     Anita Manning, a member of the Honolulu Elks' Club, gave a lecture on how she researched WWII soldiers (members of the Elks Club) who were killed during the war.  She explained her methodology which we can all use in our genealogy research, including time lines. Time lines can be helpful to understand what could have happened around the time a person disappears from the records.  What battles took place? 
   She referenced certain web sites that are useful when researching Civil War, Vietnam War and other eras besides WWII.  
Anita Manning
Below are some of the websites Anita recommended for doing WWII casualty research:
US Navy  and
The History Place:
Nationwide Gravesite Locator – Veteran’s Administration
WWII Casualty Lists:
Air Force:
Merchant Marines:
Allied POWS Under the Japanese - Center for Research:
Prisoners of War  The Defense Prisoner of War / Missing Personnel Office (DPMO):
World War II Registry
The Navy Log - National Registry of Sea Service  search by name or duty station
British Army, RAF and Navy Records
Refreshements for this meeting were brought by Linda DuBee - she made a special bread pudding and added strawberries.

After the meeting those that wanted to go to the Wailoi Tea Room for lunch enjoyed good food and a tropical ambiance.

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