You will need
  • - reward;
  • catalog orders and medals;
  • - computer with Internet access.
Determine what kind of reward came to you in hands. This can be done by catalogue "Orders and medals of the USSR". Such reference editions can still be found in libraries and bookstores. They exist in electronic form, including on many military historical sites. Every military award has a unique identification number. Award documents are located in the Central archive of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.
Make an archive request. To make it better through the recruitment office, Museum, or a search party. To obtain archival information on third parties is necessary to provide documents certifying the degree of relationship, and you have them, of course not. Legal persons, such a certificate can be provided. In the request, specify the name of the order, degree, purpose for which you need to find out this information. Can there be such a request from local authorities, especially if the discovered remains should be buried. Also specify the type of document you need. It can be a registration card, a sheet of premium, the order awarding. Officers start accounting and record cards. Database for orders issued during the war, there as had special magazines. With regard to medals "For courage" and "For military merit", in this case the logs were not so carefully, therefore the information may not be available. The request must be legibly written address. Better if it is the address of the legal entity.
You can try to use an online archival search. Go to the "Archive search". There you will be asked to break through "By name, name and patronymic" and "number of the order or medal". Select the second. Carefully read the terms and conditions of providing information. You can get the necessary information about surname, name, patronymic, the place of recruitment. To bury the remains this information is sufficient.
To make a stand in the Museum, try to find any information about the owner of the order. Knowing the place of recruitment, you can contact the regional or local archives. Contact the Museum of military glory, which is available in this village, located in the same search party. The coordinates of the search engines can be found on the website of the Union of search groups.