The final Part IV of our series on researching your World War II ancestors covers various records and resources from the home front. This series looks closely at women and their service on both the fighting front at back home centering on their many contributions to the winning of the war. After victory and the end of the war in 1945 records were again created in the post-war years that point back to the early days of the war; including documents detailing alien registrations and veteran claim files for those who faithfully served.
Michael L. Strauss, AG, an Accredited Genealogist and forensic investigator, is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah. He holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a licensed Private Investigator and qualified expert witness in Surrogate Court and Circuit Court in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. Michael is an approved genealogist with the United States Army to locate DNA qualified persons MIA from Korea, Vietnam, and World War II. He is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor for military courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR). He was the film historian for the 2015 Academy Award nominated movie "Finding Vivian Maier".