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Genealogy: Military

This LibGuide covers the various resources available regarding genealogy.


Military records can often provide important information on a veteran and members of his family. There are a number of online websites available in researching a veteran in your family.

Civil War, Soldiers and Sailors Database

‚ÄčThis database by the National Park Service contains information about the men who served in both the Confederate and Union armies during the civil war.

American Battle Monuments Commission

Established by Congress in 1923, this agency of the executive branch is responsible for overseeing and honoring the WWI and WWII service men buried on foreign soil. This agency operates and maintains the 26 permanent American burial grounds and 29 separate memorials and markers on foreign soil. 

National Grave Locator

Maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs, this database consists of burial locations from National, State, and private cemeteries of veterans and their families.

Veterans' Service Records

Military records are a valuable source in learning the history of a relative or ancestor's service in the military.

The Wall of Faces 

A virtual Wall of Faces dedicated to honoring every member whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.