Many of us long to research the records of our military ancestors to learn their stories, and there’s no better time to start than at Memorial Day. We at The In-Depth Genealogist hope that the following resources will give you additional ways to accomplish this goal. Lest we never forget!
Wikis that will help give the facts that you need to fully understand how to proceed in your research:
- Ancestry.com Wiki: US Military Records
- The Source: Military Records Overview
- FamilySearch Wiki: US Military Records
Take an opportunity to use these free educational resources before you start your military research:
- FamilySearch Learning Center: 26 ways to learn about military records
- Ancestry.com’s Free Research Guides (including military research!)
- Ancestry.com: Lest We Forget – Military Service Records
- Ancestry.com: Free Recorded Webinars – military records are covered as one of the many topics available
There are a variety of free resources available online that will give you more of an understanding of your ancestor’s story:
- Fold3 Free Resources: Many military collections available!
- Veterans Service Records at the National Archives
- Project Liberty Ship: A wonderful website if you had a serviceman on a liberty ship during WWII
- Military History Online: A webzine of community-submitted articles that give you a glimpse of history