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Veterans' Service Records
Request Copies of Military Records
- How to get copies of military records
- Requesting Copies of Older Military Service Records - Prior to 1917
- Request Military Service Records - Military records from 1917 - present
- Request your military service records (including DD214) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Requesting Military Records Including DD Form-214 - U.S. Department of Defense
- The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration - National Resource Directory
- Military Personnel Records - Air Force Personnel Center
- Official Military Personnel Files - Marines
- Military Records All Wars - Ancestry.com
Military Gold Star
- The National Gold Star Family Registry
- Gold Star Family Resources
- Gold Star Survivors
- Gold Star & Surviving Family Members - Benefits
- America's Gold Star Families
- Resources for Gold Star Families
- American Gold Star Mothers
- American Gold Star Mothers - Wikipedia
- American Gold Star Mothers Inc.
- Gold Star Family Memorial Monument
Older Military Service Records held at Washington, DC.
- Military service performed by persons serving during an emergency and whose service was considered to be the Federal interest, 1775-1902
- Enlisted personnel, 1789 - October 31, 1912, officers, 1789 - June 30, 1917
- Enlisted personnel, 1789-1885, officers, 1798-1902
- Enlisted personnel, 1798-1904, Some officers, 1798-1895
- Persons who served in predecessor agencies to the U.S. Coast Guard: the Revenue Cutter Service (Revenue Marine), the Life-Saving Service, and the Lighthouse Service, 1791-1919
- Persons who rendered military service for the Confederate State government in its armed forces, 1861-1865
- Claims files for pensions based on Federal military service, 1775-1916 and Bounty Land Warrant application files related to claims based on wartime service, 1775-1855
Military Pension Records
The federal government and some state governments granted pensions or bounty land to officers, disabled veterans, needy veterans, widows or orphans of veterans, and veterans who served a certain length of time. Pension records usually contain more genealogical information than service records.
African American Veterans Monument - AAVM
Our mission is to erect a monument which commemorates and preserves the legacy of African American military service members in defense of our nation. We honor and respect the sacrifices African Americans have made to national defense. We strive to educate future generations by providing historical facts about the many African Americans who have selflessly defended America’s ideals of freedom, democracy, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is our vision to create an everlasting monument memorializing the contributions of African Americans who served and are currently serving in all six branches of the military. We strive to restore meaning, and understanding of the indispensable military service of African Americans, which has been omitted from U.S. mainstream narratives and has consequently fallen into obscurity.
Daughters of the American Revolution - DAR
Sons of the American Revolution- SAR
Birth Years of Veterans
To determine if an ancestor fought in a particular War, use the following chart. Base on the year he/she was born will help narrow the War they may have likely entered.