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WORKSHOP: WW2 Military Records Research | Torrance CA, 8/17/17

Register Below “Researching the Silent Generation: Solving the Mysteries of WW2 Military Service” Last Day to Register! Do you have a family member who served in the U.S. military in World War II? Have you been searching for information about their service? If so, plan to attend Bill Beigel’s WW2 Military Records Research Workshop on August 17 at ...

“Lessons From a Corporate Dropout

Professional researcher and World War II historian Bill Beigel presented a keynote address at the 2016 Professional Management Conference, hosted by the Association of Professional Genealogists. The conference was held at the beautiful Allan County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Beigel addressed attendees of one of the nation’s leading genealogy industry conferences on Saturday,...

Workshop Presentation: “Researching World War II Military Files”

On September 22, 2016, WW2 Researcher and Historian Bill Beigel presented a two-hour workshop titled, “Researching World War II Military Files.” The session was presented to professional researchers at the 2016 Professional Management Conference hosted by the Association of Professional Genealogists at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Beigel presented an advanced-level,...

WW2 Researcher to speak at Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock, TX, Nov 11, 2015

Return of the World War II Dead: How the demands of American families changed history In 1947, across the United States, tens of thousands of American servicemen made their silent return from World War II. These were the American soldiers, flyers, naval personnel and Marines who had met their deaths overseas in the War and ...

WW2 Researcher to speak at High Plains Museum, Goodland, KS, Jan. 21

Goodland – The High Plains Museum and the City of Goodland, Kansas are pleased to have Mr. Bill Beigel, a World War II Researcher, come to the High Plains Museum to give a presentation.  The presentation will start at 7:00 PM MST Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the High Plains Museum. Beigel will talk about ...

Bill Beigel presents “Return of the WWII Dead” to 300 students at Goodland High School, Jan. 21

On January 21, 2015, WW2 Casualty Researcher Bill Beigel of Torrance, CA, will give a special presentation at a student assembly at the Goodland High School in Kansas. Several students from the high school will participate in the presentation. Beigel will talk about this program during his presentation, “Return of the WWII Dead: How the ...

Bill Beigel to speak at Whittier Area Genealogical Society Chapter Meeting, Jan. 17

Bill Beigel will present his “Return of the WWII Dead Program,” lecture to some 60 members of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) chapter meeting on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  The presentation explores the controversy of whether to bring home America’s valiant dead, killed and buried all across the globe, or to leave them buried ...

“Hairless Joe” crew’s story recounted at 463rd Bomb Group Reunion, Oct 18, 2014

The 463rd Bomb Group said goodbye to one of their own at their annual reunion night; a man shot down and killed over Italy more than 70 years ago. At the annual reunion of the 463rd Bomb Group, held this year in Albuquerque, veteran World War 2 historian and lecturer Bill Beigel of Torrance, California, ...

American Legion Post 1634 Re-Dedication, New Babylon, NY

The following address was given by John Walpole, Jr., to honored guests, public officials, and community members at the re-dedication and street renaming at the SGT John Sardiello Post 1634 of the American Legion on Sept. 13, 2014. For more information, see the Newsday article and blog post about SGT. Sardiello. “Today’s events have been ...

Speaker Booking: The Final Ascent of “Ascend Charlie”

  Please see presentation and booking information below to schedule Bill Beigel for your next WWII event.

Speaker Booking: “Return of the WWII Dead” presentation

Please see presentation and booking information below to schedule Bill Beigel for your next WWII event.

Bill Beigel presents “Return of the WWII Dead” to Thousand Oaks audience

Bill Beigel will present a lecture entitled “Return of the Dead of World War II” to the Conejo Valley Genealogical Society, July 15, 2014. The presentation will focus on “The Return of the World War II Dead Program,” launched by the 80th United States Congress at the end of the war. The program involved a ...

Aviation Casualties

Red Baron South Bay Hanger Friday, April 3, 2009 Our April speaker will be Bill Beigel and hosting will be Staffel Baron Hayward von Thomas. Bill will speak to us about Researching World War 2 and Korean War Military Casualty Records, with a special emphasis on aviation casualties. Bill has a BA in History, and ...