Researching Your Military Ancestors

From The American Revolution through WWII

A listing of great sources on the Internet


General History Sites - This is the Fort Klock Society with the most remarkable group of on-line materials available on the American Revolutionary War period. - 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. - A combined effort to digitize the maps associated with the US Civil War. A remarkable resource.


American Revolution



Mexican-American War

  • 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

  • - Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System 6.3 million records used to create this amazing database.
  • - Civil War Index great site to access other sites with information
  • 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!
  • Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War for the women descendants. A great organization with a state organization consisting of five chapters (tents).
  • 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!
  • 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 - This is the old TRENCHES site rich in information on The Great War WWI Draft Registration Cards 26m registered. Many state archives have a similar set of information



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