Posts about military records research for genealogy, including enlistments, muster rolls, discharges, and oral histories of family members who served.

9 Nov 2017

Accessing National Archives Burned Records

By |9 Nov 2017|Military Records, World War I, World War II|3 Comments

In honor of Veterans Day, a post on accessing National Archives burned records. On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis destroyed approximately 16-18 million [...]

19 May 2017

Is There an Elmer Ellsworth in Your Family Tree?

By |19 May 2017|Civil War, Military Records|20 Comments

Then your ancestor was named for Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. At the age of 24, Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth died in battle, the first Union soldier killed in [...]

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