Category Archive: Military Records

Apr 09

Civil War Records at Ancestry

  Behind the famous generals and battles of the Civil War are the everyday soldiers who played a role in this significant chapter of American history. Their stories – and your own family’s Civil War story – live on in the enlistment records and muster rolls, correspondence, pension applications and more we’ve just added to …

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Jan 24

Military Monday: World War I Draft Cards

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World War I draft registration cards are a valuable resource and many have used the microfilm copies that are on Ancestry.com. But have you held the “real thing” in your hand, the one your ancestor actually held in his hand (that is if he could write) when he signed his name? Have you seen the …

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