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Military History << Military Records <<

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Military History Guide

Military Records-
Military History
What's In Them Where to Find Them How to Use Them***

Almost always include:

  • Roster of those who served in the unit
  • Dates of major engagements


  • May also include:
  • Descriptions of battles
  • Personal details about individuals, especially officers
  • References to personal diaries and letters of those who served in the unit
  • Photos of those who served
  • General compiled sources such as the FHL Catalog:

    www.familysearch.org/
    Search/
    searchcatalog.asp

    Lineage Societies and Military Historical Organizations

    Online & CD index and transcription projects

    State libraries, archives or societies and/or compiled records for that locality as found in the Ancestors Resource Guide

  • To more fully appreciate the military experience of your ancestor
  • To learn who he served with
  • To learn in which engagements he was involved
  • To see what he looked like
  • *** Please share your suggestions for other uses of information found in military records here

    For more information on these important records, be sure to catch the Military Records episode of Ancestors on your local PBS station.

     
     
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