Saturday, January 3, 2009

World War II Heroes Pages on announced their World War II collection in early December, and it is still FREE for everyone to access for a limited time. The collection includes:

* Interactive USS Arizona Memorial -- Easily search the Arizona Memorial Wall for names you know. Leave a tribute, a story or photo for any USS Arizona casualty

* WWII Hero Pages -- Over 8.8 million pages have already been created. Upload photos, view timelines and maps, add your stories.

* WWII Photos -- Explore the largest free collection of historical US Military photos from WWII on the Web.

* WWII Documents -- Read news articles from home about the war, case files about war crimes, accounts of air battles and much more.

As with their Footnote Pages (over 80 million pages seeded by the Social Security Death Index), Footnote has created more Footnote Pages by seeding them with the over 8.8 million US Army Enlistment Records (1938-1946). The basic information given is from the enlistment records, but a family relative can add more information to the Footnote Page - story, photos, vital records, family members, etc.) if they wish. On each Footnote Page for a person, there is a Timeline, Facts, Stories, Comments, Images, a Map, and Links to other web sites.

The Facts listed for each Hero Page on Footnote includes vital records information (name, birthplace, residence) and US Army Enlistment information (Army component, serial number, branch, enlistment date, place and term, source of personnel, and Source Information (reel number, box number).

All of the Footnote Pages are FREE for anybody to access and add information to them. I think that this is a great opportunity for all researchers to find useful information about their special person and to add photos, stories, vital information, etc. to memorialize their family members.

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