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 [...]

11 May 2016

Queen Elizabeth’s World War I Family Loss

By |11 May 2016|Military Records, Royal Genealogy, World War I|0 Comments

Queen Elizabeth's World War I family loss was new information to me. With the approach of the centenary, there is renewed interested in family members who served in World War I. Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, [...]