25 October 2012
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GenealogyToday has a really neat page about WWII Ration Books
I love the introduction to the page which really captures what we all think, at one time or another.
Genealogists are always in search of new record sources when confronted with a brick wall. Well, can you think of a resource that not only gives you name, address, age and occupation, but also height and weight of a person? Interestingly, the ration books issued during World War Two attempted to capture* these items.
Currently the collection includes over 11,000 entries and there is a nice search feature.
Though my father’s family is not yet found listed here (Acey in
more than likely they did receive rations.
My father’s father and several grandparents all died before 1945 and I
know that the family lived in pretty dire circumstances. Salem MA
And, that didn’t stop me from looking around and boy are these neat! I did NOT “really” appreciate their existence until I started looking around here.
And, there is a nice series of article links where one can learn about ration books!
Have you tracked your family through ration books? Did you make any neat discoveries? Always like to hear about what readers have found!
Editor’s Note: The Ames Historical Society has a nice online exhibit about Ration Books etc during WWII as does the American Centuries site.
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