Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946
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|Location of Missouri|
|Missouri State Archives|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of an index to World War II Reports of Separation for the years 1941 to 1946. The records are located at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City.
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of soldier
- Birth date and place
- Marital status
- Citizenship status
- Dates of military service including military unit
- Place registered for the draft
- Date and place of discharge
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- Date or place of birth
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Search for additional military records
- Search for the family in census records
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
- Search for land and probate records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Missouri.
- US Military Basic Search Strategies
- Finding a World War II (1939-1945) Veteran's Records
- Missouri Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Beginning Research in United States Military Records
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
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