Got a New Yorker who served in the states National Guard? The New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs has released of 53,671 pages of New York National Guard records, according to a Dec. 29 announcement.
The digitized records in PDF format include 197 issues of the New York National Guardsman magazine (published monthly from August 1924 to August 1940) and National Guard annual reports from the Adjutant General from 1858 to 1955
Many years of the Adjutant General records have a name index. Otherwise, theres no search of the digitized records, so youll need to browse files for the years youre interested in. Some of the files are pretty big and take a few minutes to download.
The centers library also has rich genealogical resources offline, including 2,000 volumes of military and New York State history, more than 5,000 unit and soldier photographs, unit histories (some of this material is online), scrapbooks, letters, maps and more.