Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers. Even a guess can help you start finding clues in millions of draft cards, enlistment records, muster rolls and other historical military records.
U.S. Military Heritage
Since the beginning of the American Revolution, more than 43 million men and women have served in the U.S. military during wartime. In this some 230 years of military heritage, more than 650,000 American lives have been lost and more than 1.4 million service members wounded in battle. We remember and honor all that these heroes have sacrificed for America’s freedom.
Ancestry U.S. Military Collection
Discover the heroes in your family tree in the Ancestry.com U.S. Military Collection – including millions of U.S. military records, covering almost 400 years of American wars and conflicts. With more than 100 million names and 700 titles and databases of military records from all 50 U.S. states, there are countless opportunities to learn the stories of courage and sacrifice in your family tree.
Search through enlightening historical documents from every major U.S. war from the American Revolution through Vietnam, including draft registration cards, veterans’ gravesites, soldier pension indexes, enlistment records, muster rolls and much more.
NARA provides many of the military records on Ancestry.
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