Online World War II Indexes & Records A Genealogy Guide Online World War II Indexes & Records - USA

Online World War II Indexes & Records
A Genealogy Guide Online World War II Indexes & Records - USA

  • World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (requires payment) from the Fourth Registration, referred to as the "old man's registration," conducted on 27 April 1942 -- for men born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897. Digitized WWII fourth registration draft cards are presently available at Ancestry for the following states: Alaska, Arkansas (partial), California (partial), Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (partial), Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (partial), Ohio (partial), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
  • World War II Documents and Records at Fold3 (formerly Footnote) (requires payment) includes...
    • Interactive USS Arizona Memorial
    • WWII Hero Pages
    • WWII Photos
    • WWII Documents and Records including: Submarine Patrol Reports, Missing Air Crew Reports, Pearl Harbor Muster Rolls, Naval Press Clippings, Army and Navy JAG Files, and more
  • Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (included with an Ancestry subscription/requires payment); The Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File contains birth and death dates, and other information, for more than 14 million veterans who received benefits from the VA while they were alive.
  • Access to Archival Databases (AAD) from the US National Archives - included are some WWII related databases such as...
    • World War II Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File (see description above)
    • World War II Prisoners of War File, ca. 1942 - ca. 1947
    • World War II Prisoners of the Japanese - Data File
    • Japanese-American Internee File, 1942-1946
  • American Merchant Marine Databases includes: Names of WWII Merchant Marine Killed, Names and Fates of WWII Merchant Marine POWs, Names of U.S. Naval Armed Guard Killed and Wounded