Monday, October 14, 2013



Military records are often the best source (and, on occasion, the only source) of information on an American ancestor. The books in this list can help you understand what records are available and how to access those of interest.


DA—Julia Davis Branch
GEN—Genealogy Room (Central Library)
MA—Machacek Branch
ST—Stacks (Central Library)


Carter-Walker, Fran. Searching American Military Records. Bountiful, Utah: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1993. GEN—929.1

GI Tracks: Understanding U.S. Military Records. Salt Lake City, UT: Heritage Consulting and Services, 1998. GEN—929.1

Grundset, Eric, Briana L. Diaz, Hollis L. Gentry, and Jean D. Strahan. Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Patriots in the Revolutionary War : a Guide to Service, Sources and Studies. Washington, D.C: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2008. GEN—973.74

Kirkham, E K. Some of the Military Records of America, Before 1900: Their Use and Value in Genealogical and Historical Research. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Co, 1964. GEN—929.373

Knox, Debra J. WWII Military Records: A Family Historian's Guide. Spartanburg, SC: MIE Pub, 2003.GEN--940.546773

McManus, Stephen, Thomas Churchill, and Donald Thompson. Civil War Research Guide: A Guide for Researching Your Civil War Ancestor. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003. ST,GEN—973.7072

Military Service Records: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington, DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Service Administration, 1985. ST,GEN—016.3556

Neagles, James C. Confederate Research Sources: A Guide to Archive Collections. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Pub, 1986. GEN--026.9737

Neagles, James C. U.S Military Records: A Guide to Federal and State Sources, Colonial America to the Present. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1994. GEN—929.30973

Quillen, W D. Mastering Census & Military Records. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Press, 2012. GEN-929.1

Scott, Craig R. Revolutionary War Genealogy Research. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2011. GEN—929.1

Schubert, Frank N. Voices of the Buffalo Soldier: Records, Reports, and Recollections of Military Life and Service in the West. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003. DA—355.008996

Schweitzer, George K. Civil War Genealogy: A Basic Research Guide for Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors, with Detailed Sources and Precise Instructions for Obtaining Information from Them. Knoxville, TN: G.K. Schweitzer, 2003. ST,GEN—973.74

Seeley, Charlotte P, Virginia C. Purdy, and Robert Gruber. American Women and the U.S. Armed Forces: A Guide to the Records of Military Agencies in the National Archives Relating to American Women. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992. ST—355.082

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