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Military Resources

General Military Resources

  • National Archives – Military Resources 

  • Olive Tree – Military Ancestors, Genealogy & History

  • GeneaSearch – Misc Military Rosters

  • How to Find Military Records (PDF – free download) – Family Tree University.  You’ll get an overview of the conflicts, from the larger, record-generating ones, to the lesser-known conflicts and discover what military records might be available, as well as where to find them. You’ll also get tips on the type of information military records can reveal, from pension records that will help you find not only your military ancestor but widows, to the bounty of information found in draft records. And finally, you’ll get a chance to put this information into practice with some worksheets and exercises you can use to find your ancestors’ war records and discover new details.

  • How to Trace Your U.S. Military Ancestors – Kimberly Powell.

  • American Merchant Marine at War (website) provides historical information regarding the United States Merchant Marine from the American Revolution to the present.

Revolutionary War

Civil War

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