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IN PERSON-Part 2-Exploring the Greatest Generation: Adding Context to the Veteran’s Story by Jennifer Holik, June 13, 2024 7:00 PM (Central)

Contextual records are everywhere, not just in the National Archives!

Once you have established what units your service member was in and where they served, it is time to explore unit-level records.

In this program, you’ll explore:

  • The second part of the research strategy to piece together your veteran’s story.
  • How to add to your timeline of service and expand the narrative.
  • Explore various histories, journals, photos, and maps for all the military branches.
  • You will learn about the most valuable foundational records to put your service member into context and write a richer story everyone will want to read.

These records help you write the narrative to your stories. They will also help you understand why your veteran was who they were after service and probably bring up more questions for you to consider.

Jennifer Holik is a genealogist, and military researcher, spiritual coach, and intuitive healer specializing in inherited & war trauma, & ancestral healing. She has more than 25 years of genealogy & military research & writing experience. Jennifer helps people identify & release the beliefs, behaviors, & patterns in their lives & the lives of their ancestors that keep them stuck. Using a variety of tools, including writing, energy healing, research, & more, she helps you release the past & create the life you desire.


Naperville Municipal Center – Room B (Lower Level)
400 S Eagle St, Naperville, IL 60540
*(Note we are back to our regular meeting location for this event)

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