Chances are good you have an ancestor who served in the military, and the service, pension and other records they left behind are rich genealogical resources.
You can get an in-depth education in how to find and use military records from Family Tree University’s US Military Records Course.
The course lessons cover:
- Terminology and concepts important to understanding the records
- An overview of US wars and types of records are available for each
- How to find records including rosters, muster rolls, compiled military service records, pension records, bounty land warrants, draft registrations—using both online and offline sources Examples of the records discussed
- Supplementary military research articles from Family Tree Magazine are included with the course lessons.
You can take this course in two ways:
- Register for the online course through Family Tree University, and take advantage of the opportunity to interact with instructor Diana Crisman Smith and your fellow students. The November session started Monday (you can register through the end of this week) and lasts five weeks (instead of four) to give you extra time during your holiday preparations.
- Get the Independent Study digital download from Family Tree Shop, so you can get started right away and go at your own pace. The independent study course is on sale this week in Family Tree Shop!