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US: Military Records
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Within this course there is discussion of the various types of records created by military service, such as service records, muster rolls, pension records, and draft registration. The content of the records and their usefulness for genealogy and immigration research is described. Records of conflicts of the United States and colonial America from the early colonial wars of the seventeenth century to the Second World War are included. The Army, Navy, and other branches of service are detailed. History of military action in America as it relates to records is also included.


Course Content

Module 1
Introduction
U. S Military Campaigns, Conflicts and Wars
Getting Prepared
The Family Stories
Timelines
Other Sources for Identification of Military Service
Census Records
1840 census--National Archives micropublication M704 (580 rolls)
1910 National Archives micropublication T624 (1784 rolls)
1930 census -- National Archives micropublication T626 (2667 rolls)
Local Records
Printed Sources
Additional Internet Resources
Additional Printed Sources

Module 2
Repositories & Internet Tools For Researching Military Records
The Resources
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Record Groups (RG)
Inventory and Preliminary Inventory (PI)
Select List
Descriptive Pamphlet (DP)
"M" numbers
"T" numbers
The NARA on the Internet
Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
Access to Archival Database System (AAD)
Archive Library Information Center or ALIC
OnLine Public Access Catalog
OnLine Microfilm Publications Catalog
Publications
Online Publications
Military Records at the National Archives
National Archive Building in Washington DC
National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Accessing the Records
National Archives and Records Administration
Family History Library (FHL)
State Archives and Libraries
Listing of State & Territories Archives
Regional Archives System
Resources
Online resources at the National Archives
Online pictures from the National Archives

Module 3
The Military Service Records
Revolutionary War Through Mexican War
Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Compiled Service Records
Beginning your Research
National Archives & Records Administration
State Records Related to Revolutionary War Military Service
Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Indiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Volunteer Soldiers Who Served From 1784 to 1811
War of 1812- (June 1812-January 1815)
National Archive microfilmed records
Ancestry.com has an index online to the Compiled Service Records of the War of 1812
Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
Mexican War (1846-48)
State sources that can be useful in researching the Mexican War
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Indiana
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Texas
Utah

Module 4
Civil War To Present
The Civil War 1861-1865
Battery"
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS)
Confederate service records 1861-65
Union Forces
States During the Years 1861,'62, '63, '64, and '65
Artillery, Company E.
Veteran Reserve Corp
United States Colored Troops
Confederate forces
State Records
Regular Army
Naval and Marine Corp Records
Glossary Of Terms
Records Groups and Titles

Module 5
Pension and Bounty Land Records
Bounty Land Warrants
Revolutionary War
Other Sources
War of 1812
War of 1812 Bounty Land
War of 1812 Pensions
Other Sources
Mexican War
Pensions for Civil War and morev
Confederate Pensions
Virginia
Texas
Florida
South Carolina
Alabama
Tennessee
Arkansas

Module 6
Military Societies and Lineage Societies
American Revolution
War of 1812
Mexican War
Civil War
rganizations not associated with a specific war
Cemetery Records
Company and Regimental Histories
World War One Draft Registration
California
 
 

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