Researching Your Military Ancestors

From The American Revolution through WWII

A listing of great sources on the Internet

 

General History Sites

http://www.fortklock.com/Contents.htm - This is the Fort Klock Society with the most remarkable group of on-line materials available on the American Revolutionary War period.

http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/colamer.html - Need a map... A rare map?? Take a look at the University of Georgias Hargett Rare Map collection for wonderful maps of the colonial period.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/ - A combined effort to digitize the maps associated with the US Civil War. A remarkable resource.

 

American Revolution

1812

 

Mexican-American War

  • http://www.dmwv.org Descendants of Mexican War Veterans has a great overview of the War, as well research guide, and guide to both printed and on-line rosters. True PORTAL SITE!

 

Civil War

  • http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/info.htm - Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System 6.3 million records used to create this amazing database.
  • http://homepages.dsu.edu/jankej/civilwar/civilwar.htm - Civil War Index great site to access other sites with information
  • http://www.suvcw.org Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Ok I am biased, as a Camp organizer, past Camp Commander, and member, this is my favorite lineage society and the only one I can qualify to be a member of! J For male descendants of a Union Veteran and yes Washington has a camp!
  • http://www.duvcw.org Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War for the women descendants. A great organization with a state organization consisting of five chapters (tents).
  • http://www.scv.org for our Confederate male cousins, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is a society with a state presence. Yes, the SUVCW and the SCV have worked together!
  • http://www.hqudc.org United Daughters of the Confederacy is a society for women descendants of Confederate veterans. They have an active chapter in Washington centered in Seattle.

 

Spanish American War

 

WWI

        http://www.worldwar1.com/ - This is the old TRENCHES site rich in information on The Great War

        www.ancestry.com WWI Draft Registration Cards 26m registered. Many state archives have a similar set of information

 

WWII

  • http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ Select WWII and then you can research the 9m+ enlistment records; POW records; etc. Summary of documents but good data