Monday, May 27, 2013
Military records are important genealogical tools that can offer a wealth of information about not only the veteran but about the entire family. As well as military information, you can discover medical information, marriage, birth, and death dates, employment history, and physical descriptions. Pension records are especially interesting and can include personal family items such as letters and even pages from family bibles.
The Veteran's Service Records page on the National Archives and Records Administration site is a great place to start your search. You can search for some military records through ARC and AAD or you can request copies of military records directly from NARA. Some military records may also be available at the National Archives in Chicago.