Monday, May 23, 2016

Military Research

Today's post takes a look at some military research sites:

(1) Fold3: This site deals primarily with military records of a wide scope. Revolutionary War pension files can be accessed here.  I believe they are working on doing the same with Civil War pensions. $

(2) has a nice collection of military records. $

(3) National Archives [NARA]: You can order military records directly from the Archives. 20th century records are housed in the St. Louis facility. Some have been destroyed, so double-check availability. I would recommend hiring a professional genealogist to go to the Archives to copy pensions. It will probably be cheaper.

(4) Son of the American Revolution Library in Louisville, KY

(5) Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

(6) State Archives: Check your state archives to see what military records are available onsite and online. Maryland has a fantastic Rev War database.

More tomorrow!

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