Military research is important because it adds depth to the stories of your ancestors. Within military files you may discover additional family members, understand a story you heard about a family member, and gather more information to write their story. Military research can be difficult due to a fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri in 1973 when many Army and Air Force records were lost to fire. The World War I and World War II Military Records Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information designed as an introduction to the wealth of information to be found in military records from these two wars and how to overcome the challenges associated with research. This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.