Genealogy: US military records from World War II and earlier can help family historians

US military records from World War II and earlier can help family historians-Military Records-World War IIBy Barry J. Ewell

Military records kept by the United States government about soldiers and sailors who served their country can be a major source of information about individuals. The four major wars of interest to genealogists are the following:

  • American Revolution (1775-1783): Approximately one out of every 7 Americans fought in the American Revolution
  • Civil War (1861-1865): Approximately one out of every 10 Americans fought in the Civil War Continue reading