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Federal military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal archives.

To begin your search for Hawaiian military records, contact the Hawaii State Archives for the following:

  • Pre-1895. Service records of Hawaiian royal guards, militia units, and navy.
  • Civil War (1861-65).Card list of deceased veterans.
  • 1894-98. List of members of the citizens guards of the Republic of Hawaii.


Forts

Spanish-American War (1898)

The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.

Indexes

Click on the link to learn more about the Spanish American War.

World War I (1917-1918)

World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.

  • United States. Selective Service System. Hawaii, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. (Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988.) FHL film 1452025) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online at Record Collection 1968530 Also available at:

See WWI Draft Records for more information.

Contact the Hawaii State Archives for records of Hawaiians who served in World War I and a card list of deceased veterans.

Civil War Pension Index Cards - An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. It has a few pension cards for servicemen, from Hawaii, who served in the military during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The majority of the records pertain to Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information

World War II (1941-1945)

Draft Registrations

On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.

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Other Records

Records of Japanese evacuees during World War II are at the National Archives. They include case files, family cards, and vital statistics.

World War II United States Military Records provides additional information.

Korean War (1950–1953)  

The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the Korean War wiki article for information on records and their availability. 

Vietnam War (1964–1972)  

The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the Vietnam War wiki article for information on records and their availability.



 

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