Before you start the search, gather about a missing relative as much useful information (name, surname, patronymic, date of recruitment, military rank, old photos, etc.). As practice shows, one name in order to find the veteran, is not enough. Detailed information about the person will not only simplify the search but will increase the probability of achieving a positive result.
The easiest way to find the participant of military operations of 1941-1945, is to resort to electronic databases. Similar resources on the Internet quite a lot and they are all in the public domain. The largest data banks can be attributed to the sites,, and Information for electronic databases produced by volunteers engaged in archaeological excavations in places of warfare, as well as those who by the nature of its activities or otherwise relevant to veterans (social workers, law enforcement officials and medical personnel). Information about the participants of the second world war is constantly updated and supplemented, so it makes sense to search for the missing man using electronic databases several times a month. To begin your search, you need to enter in the search his name and date of birth. All the other information that was able to learn before starting the search specified in the extended profile.
If the search for the largest databases did not yield results, look for a man who disappeared during the great Patriotic war, in memory books. They contain information about the dead in wartime people whose remains have been found during the excavations and identification. Such thematic resources include the following sites: Otechestvo.of the Russian Federation and
Also in search of VOV can be useful e-library that contains the old wartime Newspapers and memoirs (, or the archives, where documents related to the hostilities (,, , , and