you need
  • - stationery;
  • - access to the Internet.
Start by gathering information about the missing person.It is desirable to know not only his name and patronymic, and the date and place of birth, RVK (District Military Commissariat) call number of the military unit (or postal field station) and the rank of the wanted.Also try to collect information about his relatives.
Perform an Internet search using the obtained information.There are several databases soldiers of WWII.The most
complete of them: (database, compiled on the basis of documents CAMD RF) and (database,Derived from the various regions of the Memory Books).
Even if the information had been found of interest, check its validity by other sources.Visit the sites and forums devoted to the military-historical themes.When searching, use different combinations of words, check the possible synonyms and abbreviations of names, terms and names.
If you found the information was not able to answer all your questions, send requests to the relevant archives.By submitting a request, attach an envelope with a return address and the brand - it will accelerate the receipt of a reply.
apply to international search engines.For a long time the archives of Germany during the Second World War were only for internal use.However, in 2006 it was decided to declassify them.On the website of the International Tracing Service located in Bad Arolsen, the opportunity to fill out an online application to search for information about searches for relatives:, check out the database of the Soviet prisoners of war and database graves of Soviet citizens in the territory of Saxony.This can be done online