Search Results For - Military Records

A Closer Look at Military Records #4

A source of military records that is unorthodox but interesting, and potentially extremely rewarding, is old newspaper records. It was not uncommon during times of war for local newspapers to publish...

A Closer Look at Military Records #3

Draft cards are excellent sources of information on your military-aged ancestor. Drafts were used in most US wars and military conflicts until the end of the Vietnam War. Digitized draft cards from...

A Closer Look at Military Records #2

The Civil War presents a unique case in military records for the United States. This is because only Union records were kept by the federal government for decades. It was the early twentieth century...

A Closer Look at Military Records #1

Military service is built into this country’s history. The service of hundreds of thousands of people over the past two and a half centuries has generated records that can be used to improve one’s...

Military Records: U.S. Soldiers, 1784-1811

This card index is a resource to the compiled service records of 21,000 volunteer soldiers who served from twenty-two states and territories of the United States between 1784 and 1811. Listings...

Revolutionary War Pension Lists Military Records

Military pension records are among the most authoritative sources of genealogical information because they were granted on the basis of approved applications. Pension applications had to be supported...

Ohio Soldiers in World War I Military Records

Investigate your Ohio family’s participation in the Great War. Because genealogical records for this time period are somewhat limited, the excellent coverage provided in this database can be...

Military Records: Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865

This resource contains the complete index of the National Archives microfilm roll number M918, Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military...

A Closer Look at Immigration Records #1

People from Europe have been coming to North America for a thousand years. The more permanent European settlements, however, did not start being established until the late 16th and early 17th...

Death Indexes: A Closer Look at Death Records #3

If you are not able to locate a death certificate or an obituary for an ancestor, you may be able to find a date of death for them (as well as some other information) in a death index. There are...

New York Revolutionary War Records, 1775-1840

This lookup request includes information gathered from a great variety of sources including muster and payrolls, historical essays, biographies, meeting minutes, correspondence, land records, and...