War Brides Questionnaire
Please print this questionnaire and mail to me at the address
513 Dunmore Place Ct
St. Charles, Missouri 63304
War Brides Survey
If your grandmother, mother or another family member was a War Bride, take the time to obtain her oral history. These stories are part of your heritage and need to be recorded.
The following information is for my research only and will not appear on the internet. My research is for a possible book in the future.
Stories may be add to my website, with your permission.
*Your email address:
*War Bride's Name with Maiden Name
Husband's Military Co., if known:
Where did you meet your husband?
Where were you married?
How old were you?
What was your class? Middle income, Lower income, etc:
What was your spouse's class?
What preparation did you do before coming to the U.S.?
How long were you and your husband separated?
Where did you live after you were married?
Did your standard of living decline?
Did you work during the war?
What was your first year like?
Did you divorce?
How long after your marriage?
Port of Departure:
Date of Departure:
Date of Arrival:
What was your trip like?
Was the ship all War Brides?
Did you come alone?
Was your husband waiting for you at port?
How did you get to your new hometown after arriving at port?
What were your first impressions of the U.S.?
How were you treated?
How did the town people treat you?
Did you like your new home and in-laws?
Did you have to learn English?
Did you ever return to your homeland?
Did you teach your children your native language?
Would you do it again?
Complete this thought.
"I am going to an unknown land to live with a man I hardly know ..."
Add your story to the back of this page. All photos are welcome.
- Your recollections of the journey.
- Seeing your husband again.
- Staying with his family.
- Saying goodbye to your family.
- The arrival and processing at Port.
- Thoughts on being an American.
- Life in American.
I am happy to provide this information to help with the
preparation of any exhibition or book on War Brides. I understand that my story may be published in the future and give my permission.
| Thank you to everyone who has contributed to my site.
Without your help this site would not be successful.
2009 M. Thomas