This lecture provides an overview of key record collections and strategies for researching the U.S. military service history of your veteran ancestor or relative.
We will review the most common types of records available, discuss what can be found online, and examine what types and time periods of records require in-person research visits to the U.S. National Archives or to other archives and libraries.
This talk focuses mostly on the time period from the Revolutionary War through World War II due to privacy restrictions on U.S. military personnel records. However we will also look at what collections are available online for the Korean War and Vietnam War.
- Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A
- Audience: Genealogists, family historians, educators, and students