Michigan World War II Veterans Database

Michigan World War II Veterans Database

Courtesy MLive

A new database of Michigan World War II veterans is available, and you can contribute information on your Michigan World War II veterans to it. MLive, a Michigan online newspaper, is searching for an estimated 39,000 World War II veterans living in Michigan at the present time. MLive is building a searchable database of their names, photographs, and stories, which is also a valuable new tool for genealogists.

MLive will chronicle the men and women of Michigan who served during World War 2 and are still with us with a series of stories and events to commemorate their service. As part of our effort to honor these veterans, we plan to document them in listings in our local communities across Michigan. We plan to culminate the project on Veterans Day with events throughout the state. There will also be stories throughout the year about Michigan’s role in the war and the men and women who served. But we need your help. Please tell us about a family member, friend or neighbor you know who served in World War II.

To submit a name, click here, which takes you to the MLive database and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Search the Michigan World War II Veterans Database here

You can search the MLive WWII Michigan database using the following four fields:

1. Name

2. Present location – shows all veterans in a certain area of Michigan

3. Military branch

4. Location(s) served in WWII

For stories of Michigan WWII veterans, click here.

To read more about the project at MLive, click here.

For other posts about World War II records, click here.

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”

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