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Lisa Lights the Way
South, Certified Genealogist
Like most people, I hate war; like many women,
I hate war movies, so I find it interesting that I
have such a fascination with military records.
If we chart the wars that America has
participated in and add the possibility that our
ancestors may have served in the regular army
during times of peace, military records will be of
interest to almost every researcher.
There are three main types of military records
created by the federal government: military,
pension, and bounty-land. There are many other
records, regimental histories etc., that will be
discussed in future issues and, of course, if your
ancestor served in the Confederacy or state
militia, state records must also be searched.
(This will also be covered in a future issue)
Military records do not usually give
birth information or list relationships, and death
information will only be given if your ancestor
died during the time of service. Military records,
however give information about the places,
battles, etc. that involved your ancestor. They
can also give you clues to other records, for
instance if they were hospitalized, became
prisoners of war, or were transferred to another
regiment. Occasionally a military record will give
you a physical description of the serviceman.
Pension records can be a real help for a
genealogist. You never know what you might find.
One of my ancestors was asked to list his wife and
all his children, living and dead with their birth
dates, his marriage date, if he had a former
marriage - it was an amazing amount of material!
Of course not every person that served in the
military will have applied for a pension.
Bounty-land was land awarded for
military service. These can help you identify
where your ancestor may have lived but we must
remember that these warrants could be sold. If
someone owned bounty land it is not proof that the
person served in the military. No bounty land was
issued after the Homestead Act of 1862.
The web site www.archives.gov
gives information on how to obtain copies of these
records from the National Archives.
One Great Genealogy Site
Colonial Ancestors Database
information and documents about ancestors in the
thirteen original colonies. The database contains
information about colonial ancestors posted by our
visitors. Some of the records contain the email
address of the submitter. You can contact the
submitter to exchange information.
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