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During the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps.
Last Updated: 29 October 2020
An extensive listing of American military records found online for personal, genealogy and professional researchers, includes much free and searchable data.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Established by Congress in 1923, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Dedicated to the Mariners who died in service of their country during all Wars, including Revolutionary War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam; and their U.S. Naval Armed Guard shipmates
Last Updated: 8 March 2019
A complete inventory of over 120 war monuments and memorials within the City of Pittsburgh.
Last Updated: 29 October 2020
This database contains information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, which will be amended over time. The CWSS is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and several public and private partners whose goal is to increase Americans' understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
The Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff. All recipients in the database are verified by source material such as official award citations, narratives and/or synopses from individuals or records from the National Archives. The Hall of Valor is an ongoing project. It is a monumental effort to identify the half-million men and women who received the highest U.S. military awards, in addition to the millions of others who received other awards.
Last Updated: 8 March 2019
Military records can be valuable resources in personal and genealogical research. We are the official repository for records of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard and other government agencies. These records include: military personnel service records textual documents including unit reports and rosters; maps and plans; photographs; posters; motion pictures and sound recordings; and electronic records. Note that most military records, including veteran's military service records, are not online. There are casualty reports, photos and other selected military records available in our collection of Online Documents for Veterans.
Last Updated: 25 February 2020
The NSSAR Patriot / Grave Index is a database combination of the previous NSSAR Revolutionary War Graves Registry (Book and CD), information from the NSSAR Patriot Index CD (2002), and additional information and updates from various State Grave Registry Databases. This database will continue to expand as new patriots and graves are found and new members are approved.
Last Updated: 31 March 2017
This website is a directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, draft card databases for World War I and II, and listings of military and war casualties.
Last Updated: 8 March 2019
Our Military Heritage includes images of books, pamphlets, government documents, original letters, diaries, biographies, photographs, videos, unit histories, and rosters as well as service and pension records. A project of The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this collection of data files offers materials from the Colonial era through the Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars.
Last Updated: 4 August 2016
Pennsylvania Civil War infantry, cavalry & artillery rosters, histories, biographies, draft, journals, letters, medal of honor recipients, prisoners of war (POWs), & pensions of our Pennsylvania military ancestors.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
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The SCC was established March 3, 1871 to settle the claims of Union loyalist Southerners during the Civil War. The SCC was to consider the validity and justice of claims for stores and supplies taken during the Civil War for use of the Army and Navy. There were over 22,000 claims filed with the SCC between March 1871 and March 1880 for property losses exceeding $60 million. About 32 percent of the claims were approved. As the claimant had to provide testimony about their loyalty to the Union, and prove their losses the information is of genealogical value. The states that were covered under the SCC include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia—which was still part of Virginia during the Civil War.
Last Updated: 8 March 2019
Over 11 million records online.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries.
Last Updated: 8 March 2019
The information included on each registration differs somewhat but the general information shown includes order and serial numbers (assigned by the Selective Service System), full name, date and place of birth, race, citizenship, occupation, personal description, and signature. The records at the National Archives are on microfilm.
Last Updated: 31 March 2017
Name index and images of draft registration cards for World War I. Three registrations occurred between 1917 and 1918. The 1st was held 5 Jun 1917 for men ages 21-31. The 2nd was held 5 Jun 1918 for men who turned 21 since the 1st registration. The 3rd started 12 Sep 1918 for men ages 18-45. The collection includes cards for 24 million men. The cards are arranged by state, by city or county, by local draft board, then alphabetical by surname. The draft registration cards are part of Record Group 163, Records of the Selective Service System (WWI), 1917-1939, and is National Archives Microfilm publication M1509.
Last Updated: 31 March 2017