Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater. A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. I plan on walking on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. You can contact me at:

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

08/12/2012 - What Ships Did Dad Serve on?

Today I was asked about researching a parent's service record from WWII.  There are quite a few sources but the starting point is the discharge papers. 

Military personnel records can be used for proving military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain copies of some records at the National Archives.  Access to records before 62 years are considered non-archival and there are restrictions.  Records before 1950 are archival, and are public.

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