Using U.S. Military Records in Genealogy

A helpful video about using U.S. military records

Military records can give interesting clues about your ancestors. The following video produced by the BYU Family History Library gives a brief overview of the various U.S. wars that may have produced military records for your ancestor, what records may be available, and how to use them.

Need help finding more records? Try our genealogical records directory which has more than 1,000,000 sources to help you more easily locate the available records.

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