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Find Soldiers in 10 Lesser-known Wars
Jealous of genealogists with ancestors in major, record-generating US wars? Don’t be. We’ll help you trace people who served in 10 lesser-known military conflicts.
If America’s historical military conflicts could have sibling rivalry, they’d all be jealous of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and World Wars. Information abounds about how to research ancestors who served in these wars—as you might expect, because of the masses who fought and the comparatively heavy toll taken on our country.
But less-famous conflicts, such as the Mexican War and Indian Wars, were just as devastating to those who fought and died. Genealogical records of those soldiers are no less telling than records of the “wars of the century.”
Of course, the notoriety of the Revolution, Civil War and other large-scale conflicts makes their records more accessible. Finding resources for other wars will require digging for details, studying US history and requesting offline records. But you can do it—and we’re here to help, with our guide to finding genealogy records of 10 “small” military conflicts.
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