Many of you are honoring the veterans in your family by researching their service with Ancestry.com’s free-through-Friday military records access and in other resources.
To give you a hand, our online military research overview—regularly part of the Family Tree Magazine Plus membership—is free through Sunday night, Nov. 15. It tells you about available records and where to find them for major conflicts back to the Revolutionary War.
Access our military research guide here. Want more military research resources? Here are some recommendations.
- Military Records Toolkit: Web sites, books and organizations for military research
- At Your Service: use this chart to determine which conflicts an ancestor may have served in, depending on his birth date
- US Military Campaigns: A timeline of conflicts from the Powhatan Wars through World War II
Family Tree Magazine Plus articles (you must be a Plus member to access these):
- A House Divided: Nine steps for researching Civil War soldiers in your family tree
- Over There: How to trace your ancestors in records of World War I
- Operation Online Records: Join the march to military records on the web.
Family Tree Shop:
- The Everything Civil War Book, 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Know About the Conflict That Divided a Nation by Brooke C. Stoddard and Daniel P. Murphy, PhD