Why did my family not serve in the military?

Question: do you have any idea why or where I could look to find out why none of them were in the military at all during the Civil War, WWI or WWII?   Why was my ancestor not in the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Military Records at the National Archives

  The National Archives have numerous records regarding the history of the United States. They have the originals of various service and military records from the Revolutionary War through to the Vietnam Conflict.  However, all of these records are not … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Searching Military Records After 1922

Military records after 1922 are more difficult to access than earlier military records. WWII had Draft cards, much like WWI had.  Both sets of draft cards are available on Ancestry.com. Records for military service is held at the National Archives. … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Searching Military Records Before 1922

Military Records before 1922 are much easier to access than after 1922. These records include:  The Revolutionary War  The War of 1812  The Mexican-American War  The Civil War  The Spanish-American War  World War I   These records are available through … Continued

Searching Military Records

          Military records are a wonderful resource for genealogy research. Military records provide the muster rolls, which tells you when your ancestor was actively servicing. However, there is additional information that can be discovered in these … Continued