Military Records

The following articles are about Military Records

Kathleen Brandt

12 Resources for Researching WWI Overseas Marriages

by Kathleen Brandt | Feb 26, 2014

Documenting the foreign-natives who married soldiers overseas can be challenging, but these off-shore marriages were quite common during both WWI and WWII. Read More

Jennifer Holik

The Graves Registration Service in World War II: Part II

by Jennifer Holik | Feb 6, 2014

The dead have been cleared from the smoky battlefield and are on the stripping line at the Graves Registration Service... Read More

Jennifer Holik

The Graves Registration Service in World War II: Part I

by Jennifer Holik | Jan 29, 2014

They say dead men tell no tales, but the troops who fought and died told their stories to the men of the Graves Registration Service. Read More

Jennifer Holik

Women of World War II

by Jennifer Holik | Dec 27, 2013

It's dawn on December 7, 1941. Airplanes can be seen on the horizon, but why is the Navy practicing this... Read More

Amy Johnson Crow

Finding the Regiment: The Key to Researching Your Civil War Ancestor

by Amy Johnson Crow | Sep 26, 2013

The American Civil War caused some of the richest genealogical records to be created. From service and pension records to... Read More

Jennifer Holik

Telling the Stories of the Lost: Remembering Fallen Service Members

by Jennifer Holik | Nov 6, 2012

Michael, dead at the age of 26, after serving with the 32nd Division in France in 1918. Frank, dead at... Read More

Kathleen Brandt

Researching Your 1812 Impressed Seamen

by Kathleen Brandt | Jul 10, 2012

Uncovering data and documents of your seafaring ancestor can be challenging. Seamen and privateers' commitment to life on the seas... Read More

Sunny McClellan Morton

Finding & Using Military Bounty Land Records

by Sunny McClellan Morton | Jun 28, 2012

During the colonial era and early years of the United States, cash-poor governments often lured men into military service... Read More

Kathleen Brandt

Researching War Of 1812 Veterans

by Kathleen Brandt | Jun 12, 2012

This year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Perhaps your ancestor was one of the 286,000 American soldiers... Read More

Nancy Hendrickson

Civil War Photographs: Where To Find Copyright-Free Images Online

by Nancy Hendrickson | Jan 13, 2012

When I realized how many Civil War ancestors were perched in my family tree, I was curious about where... Read More

Nancy Hendrickson

Find Your Civil War Ancestor On The Internet

by Nancy Hendrickson | Oct 21, 2011

A month following Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, the Union armies paraded through the streets of Washington, D.C.... Read More

Jim Dane

Newly Released War Of 1812 Land Records

by Jim Dane | Aug 30, 2011

The National Bureau of Land Management recently released family military land records to the general public. These records have only... Read More

Joe Bilby

Civil War Unit Structures: A Basic Breakdown

by Joe Bilby | Aug 16, 2011

Platoon, division, battalion, regiment, squadron, company, army corps - these are all military unit designations that the genealogist or... Read More

Kathleen Brandt

Your Ancestor's Military Records Were Destroyed? What to Do?

by Kathleen Brandt | Aug 4, 2011

The July 12, 1973 fire at the St. Louis National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) destroyed approximately 80% of Army personnel... Read More

Craig Manson

How I Discovered That The First Shot Of The Civil War Fired In Michigan

by Craig Manson | Mar 25, 2011

Unraveling a family mystery can sometimes lead to a significant historical event. As I tried to understand a pair of... Read More

Kathleen Brandt

Finding Your Revolutionary War Soldier

by Kathleen Brandt | Nov 13, 2009

Finding your Revolutionary War soldier among 200,000 plus participants can be daunting. The eight year war began with shots in Lexington, MA, April 19, 1775, and continued until the Second Treaty of Paris in 1783... Read More

Laura H. Congleton

Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

by Laura H. Congleton | Aug 14, 2009

Between 1861 and 1865 more than 3 million men took part in the U.S. Civil War, fighting for either the Union or the Confederacy. Soldiers and sailors included men from all walks of life, including both citizens and foreign nationals... Read More

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