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Ancestry Library Edition: Military

Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world.

Where to search

Military records may be searched within Ancestry Library Edition in a number of ways:

  1. The Home and Search tabs allow you to search across all data collections in Ancestry Library Edition, including the military records.
  2. Locate and click on "Military" on the Search tab drop-down menu to use search fields specific to these records and narrow your search to only these types of records.
  3. From the Search tab search page, locate and click on "Military" found in the right-side Special Collections list to use search fields specific to these records and narrow your search to only these records
  4. Using the Card Catalog link (Search drop-down menu or right link on Search page) or button (bottom right of Search page), filter the list of data collection to view only these records.

Military Records

Military records are wonderful sources that provide unique facts and insights into the lives of men and women who have served in the armed forces. They may include dates of birth and death, residence, names and addresses of family members, military rank and affiliation, and other details. The types of records you’ll find in this category include draft records, service records, pension records, bounty land records, claim records, and military histories.