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How can I find Free Military Records - How to Locate Anyone Who Is or Has Been in the Military - Armed Forces Services for historical research allow to obtain the military records for a Veteran. Sometimes for business or legal reasons, people would like to know more about the military history.

Many veterans disagree with their military records and wish change it. Here you will find some Services for Veterans that want to replace your lost military records.

You can get a copy of most military and medical records from the Official Military Personnel Files . They must provide this services by law and balance between the right of the public to obtain information from military service records, and the right of the former military service member to protect his/her privacy. You must sufficiently identify the person whose record is requested.

Information about replacing awards and medals .

Any veterans have the rights to full access to the military record. Access is allowed also to Next-of-kin of deceased veterans, unremarried widow or widower, son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister.

Also some authorized third party requesters, like lawyers, historians, doctors, are allowed to request this information with the veteran's (or next of kin's) signed and dated authorization. All authorizations should specify exactly why is allowing to be released to a third partyand are valid one year from date of signature.

The detective research trace the family's military for soldiers, sailors or airmen. Find evidence to help your quest.

Physical evidence: names on a war memorial or a gravestone)
Written evidence: local newspapers, school magazines, postcards, postmarks , letters written sent to home.
Images: photographs, drawings and maps.
Artefacts: souvenirs, medals, cap badges or buttons from uniforms. Many Medals had their name,
Oral evidence: family or friends war stories on interviews on tape or video.
Military Records Web Sites
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Privacy Act
Military Awards, Medals, and Decorations
Correcting Military Records
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Requesting Military Personnel Records - Military Personnel Records Information about Military Personnel Records at the National Archives facility in St. Louis, Missouri.
Military Indexes Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War Records, Spanish American War, World War One (World War I), World War Two (World War II), Korean War (Korean Conflict), Vietnam War - A directory of online indexes for finding military records.
Confederate Civil War Service Records Scanned documents from the National Archives microfilm - copies of the service records can be downloaded online for a fee.
Georgia Revolutionary War Veterans Land Lottery Records 1820-1832
Indiana Revolutionary War Burials
Kentucky Revolutionary War Warrants Database (Before June 1, 1792, Kentucky was a part of Virginia)
Maryland: Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution
Index for these Records
New Jersey: Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War
Ohio: Revolutionary War Pensioners Living in the State of Ohio in 1818-1819
Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File Indexes
Pennsylvania: Valley Forge Muster Roll
South Carolina Revolutionary War Letters, Diaries and Orders searchable online - provide searches about several states (requires payment)
RootsWeb.Com - Rock Island County, Illinois - Confederate Dead at Rock Island Prison (now called Arsenal Island)
Virginia: Library of Virginia Online Military Records includes Revolutionary War records
Hessian Soldiers of the Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Illinois Database of Illinois War of 1812 Veterans
Ohio Historical Society War of 1812 Roster of Ohio Soldiers
Library of Virginia Index to the War of 1812 Pay Rolls and Muster Rolls
War of 1812 Land Bounty Warrants
Illinois Database of Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans
Mexican War
Illinois Mexican War Veterans
Indiana Mexican War Soldiers
Texas: Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma Casualty List
Virginia Mexican War Soldiers
Civil War Databases, Records and Rosters of Soldiers -- for Genealogy Research
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System indexes about 6 million Civil War soldiers
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Graves Registration Database not complete; includes some Confederate veterans - ALABAMA ARCHIVES: MILITARY RECORDS The ADAH maintains and provides restricted access to U.S. military discharge records--also known as DD214's -- for many Alabamians
Alabama Civil War Service Database (surnames A-R)
Arkansas Confederate Pension Records and Confederate Home Records (indexes)
Colorado - Civil War
Colorado Civil War Volunteers (also includes a separate listing for the New Mexico Campaign of 1862)
Colorado Civil War Veterans (Grand Army of the Republic members only)
Colorado Civil War Casualties
Connecticut: Noble Pension Database (Civil War and Spanish American War)
Connecticut: Fitch's Home for Soldiers - The Deceased Veterans Discharge Files 1882-1936 (Civil War and Spanish American War)
Delaware - Civil War
Delaware Roster of Union Soldiers
Delaware's United States Colored Troops
Florida Confederate Pension Application Files
Georgia Civil War Pension Records - Partial Index
Idaho Civil War Veterans
Illinois Illinois Civil War Database
Kansas: Civil War Veterans in Kansas Database (ongoing project)
Kansas: Index To Kansas Volunteer Regiment Enlistments 1861-1865
Kansas: Necrology of the Grand Army of the Republic (13,000 death notices)
Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications Index Database
Maryland: History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers War of 1861-5 Volume 1
Maryland: History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers War of 1861-5 Volume 2
Missouri Civil War Soldiers Database also includes other wars
Nebraska Civil War Veterans (Grand Army of the Republic members only)
New Jersey: Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-1865
New York Civil War Database
Ohio Civil War Documents
Ohio: Links to Ohio Civil War Rosters
Oklahoma: Index to Oklahoma's Confederate Pension Records (downloadable PDF file)
Pennsylvania - Civil War
Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File Index 1861-1866
Pennsylvania Civil War Burial Index (downloadable PDF files)
South Carolina Confederate Pension Applications 1919-1926 (includes digital images)
Tennessee Confederate Civil War Pension Applications - Soldiers and Widows
Texas - Civil War
Texas Confederate Pensions
Texas Confederate Indigent Families 1863-1865
Vermont in the Civil War includes rosters of Vermont units
Library of Virginia Online Military Records includes many Civil War records
Virginia: Civil War Era Burials - Alexandria National Cemetery
Northern Virginia 1890 Veterans Census Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans
West Virginia Union Militia in the Civil War
Wisconsin: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865
Civil War Pension and Service Records - Tips for Finding Them
Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War (1898)
Illinois Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans Database
Indiana - Roster for the Spanish American War
Pennsylvania: Spanish American War Veterans' Card File of United States Volunteers
Tennessee: Index to Service Abstracts in Tennessee Volunteer Units During the Spanish American War - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tennessee Infantry
Texas: U.S. Volunteers, Spanish-American War Service Records 1898 pull down the "organization" menu to "USV"
Spanish American War - Online Rosters assorted states
Arizona World War One Alien Registration Index (partial)
Kansas World War One Alien Registrations
St. Paul, Minnesota Alien Registrations
Connecticut: World War I Veterans Database
Florida World War One Service Cards
Kansas Casualties in the First World War 1917-1919
Missouri: World War I Service Cards Database 1917-1919 (more than 145,000 listings for WWI)
Missouri: St. Louis City and County World War One Deaths
Oregon: World War I Personal Service Histories
Pennsylvania: Soldiers of the Great War (World War I) listing of war dead
Tennessee: World War One Veterans Index
Virginia: World War I History Commission Questionnaires over 14,900 records
Washington (state)...
State of Washington: Soldiers of the Great War
World War One Service Records includes Spokane County and a partial database for the whole state
World War II Army Enlistment Records Database Contains records of nearly 9 million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Although incomplete, the records contain data for a majority of the enlistments in the US Army during World War II.
World War II National Memorial Registry (USA) Pearl Harbor Casualty List
World War II Casualties for Army and Army Air Forces Personnel (scanned documents listed by state)
World War II Casualties for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (scanned documents listed by state)
MIA Database - Service Personnel Not Recovered Following World War II >Kansas World War II Veterans Index
Kansas World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing 1941-1946
Lists of American Casualties from the Korean and Vietnam Wars
State-level lists of casualties from the Korean conflict (1951-1957) and from the Vietnam conflict (1956-1998) from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Korean War MIA and Aircraft Loss Databases (Department of Defense)
Personnel Missing Southeast Asia (Vietnam War) POW/MIA (Department of Defense)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial - the Wall you can search for names, leave tributes and view images from the wall
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page includes a searchable database of names on the wall
Colorado Vietnam War Casualites June-December 1966 and January-December 1968
Texas: Purple Heart Recipients Who Are Members of the Texas Capital Chapter 1919, Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A
Access to Archival Databases (AAD) from the US National Archives - included are many war related databases such as...
World War II Army Enlistment Records (Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946)
World War II Prisoners of War File, ca. 1942 - ca. 1947
Japanese-American Internee File, 1942-1946
Korean Conflict Casualty Files
Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War File, ca. 1978 - ca. 1980
Combat Area Casualties Database, ca. 1967 - ca. 12/1998 (includes Vietnam Casualties)
Data File from the Casualty Information System, 1/1961-12/1981 (includes Vietnam Casualties)
Cambodian Incidents File
Medals and Awards
U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients (Civil War to the present)
American Battle Monuments Commission
This organization maintains a listing of those buried at American military cemeteries overseas, and those Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. They also have a listing of Civil War, Mexican War and Spanish American War veterans buried in Mexico, and those who lost their lives during the Korean War. Many of their databases are searchable online.
American Merchant Marine at War
includes lists of Merchant Marine casualties and POWs
Veterans Affairs Burial Search for 120 National Cemeteries (USA)
Colorado State Archives Veterans Graves Registrations 1862-1949
Illinois Illinois: 1929 Roll of Honor Database contains the burial locations of 72,000 Illinois veterans, some from WWI
Pennsylvania's Online Digital Archives - ARIAS
Contains Pennsylvania historical records for the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish American War and World War I. There are about 1.5 million total records.
Virginia Military Dead Database ongoing project
West Virginia Veterans Memorial Database (for 20th Century Wars)
International Military Records
UK - The National Archives Research for more detailed information on specific branches of the military and other records The Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps. - Guide to military records - The National Archives of Scotland A guide to military records and how to gain access to them.
National Archives of Australia Records created by the Directorate of Military Intelligence.
World War Two Nominal Roll Contains information from the service records of some one million individuals who served during World War Two.
Military Information about United States
Military branches: US Army, US Navy (including Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard. Coast Guard administered in peacetime by the Department of Homeland Security, but in wartime reports to the Department of the Navy (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age; 17 years of age with written parental consent (2006)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 72,715,332 and females age 16-49: 71,638,785 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 59,413,358 and females age 16-49: 59,187,183 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: males age 16-49: 2,186,440 and females age 16-49: 2,079,688 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 4.06% (2005 est.)
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