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# Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Four Tips for Researching Military Ancestors Online
Posted by Tyler

Last chance for Online Military Records!

Almost every genealogist has an ancestor who spent some part of his life in service to our country. Today these individuals are immortalized in collection upon collection of digitized military records.

Jump into the fray with an hour-long webinar from expert presenter David A. Fryxell, who will discuss such conflicts as the Colonial Wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War and many more.

Some sample tips from this workshop include:

  • Service records and rolls are available for browsing via Fold3 if you know your ancestor's unit.
  • Resources vary depending on the conflict. For instance, Revolutionary War records are available via the Daughters of the American Revolution online library, whereas state websites are often an excellent resource for the Civil War.
  • There were three different types of WWI draft cards. Along with basic info such as name, age, address, etc., the 12-question Draft Card included occupation and any claimed draft exemptions.
  • Records that are not online can still be ordered using the eVets system available from Archives.gov.

Want to learn more, see demos of the sites mentioned here, and have your questions answered by our presenter? There's still time to register for the live webinar—Online Military Records takes place Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 pm Eastern time (4 pm Pacific).

Can't make Thursday's presentation? No worries! Every registrant receives a copy of the recording to watch as many times as you wish, along with a PDF of the slides/handouts for reference.

See ShopFamilyTree.com for more details about this and other Family Tree University webinars.


Family Tree University | Military records
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:15:03 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:34:53 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I am interested in the handout to use at our library for training. Would it be possible to have one emailed to me?
Thank you.
Micki Gilmore
Monday, October 29, 2012 7:42:11 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Enjoyed the video on the Family Search pilot site. I will start working on it toorromw. Your Treasure Maps newsletter is very interesting and I have been reading it for a few months now. I am 80 years old and have been doing genealogy for two years now, and I love it. I have found out so much about my family, but my siblings are not impressed. Nevertheless, it gives me something to do that makes my life really satisfying.By the way, I have now indexed 6000 records for Family Search, because I feel that I need to pay back for all the free information that they and others provide to us hobbyists. Good health to you and your family.
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