Guide – Military & Veteran’s Records

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Military and Veteran’s Records. I cover most of the Wars from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. I left out the Mexican War because very few men from this area would have served in that war. I also left out the Spanish-American War as I couldn’t find much information on New York State soldiers in that war. It also was so short, less than 4 months, that most the soldiers that volunteered never saw any action.

I found that the website that has the best collection of military records is Fold3. All of the commercial websites have times during the year when they offer free access to their military records. With Armed Forces day coming on the May 20th, it is possible that some of those websites may give some free access. Also remember that there is free access in some libraries and LDS Family History Centers.

I added something to the Introduction/Table of Contents page. It is about chapters that have references to books. If the book is online then the title to the book will have a link to the book. For newer books or old books that haven’t been digitized then there is a link to WorldCat. If you put in your zip-code in WorldCat it will show the library with the book that is closest to you.

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