Genealogy Friday: What if My Ancestor were a Tory

Last week, we discussed where to find records for our Revolutionary War Ancestors.  We often think of these ancestors as the patriots who fought for independence. However, there were also many Tories on hand.  Tories was the name used in … Continued

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