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'''Service Records'''  
 
'''Service Records'''  
  
*{{RecordSearch|1916219|United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1916219|United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815}}  
 
*''Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. 1916'' <ref>''Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. 1916''. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. (Family History Library book 977.1 M2r 1968; index, published list, and originals on films 195485-87; fiche 6104621 and 6051388.) </ref>
 
*''Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. 1916'' <ref>''Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. 1916''. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. (Family History Library book 977.1 M2r 1968; index, published list, and originals on films 195485-87; fiche 6104621 and 6051388.) </ref>
  
'''Pension Records'''
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'''Pension Records'''  
  
*{{RecordSearch|1834325|United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1834325|United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910}}  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1133 War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1133 War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
'''Burial Records'''
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'''Burial Records'''  
  
 
*''Index to the Grave Records of Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Ohio'' <ref>Deifenbach, Josephine Conrad Zartman, comp. ''Index to the Grave Records of Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Ohio''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. (Family History Library book 977.1 V22d; fiche 6100370.) </ref>
 
*''Index to the Grave Records of Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Ohio'' <ref>Deifenbach, Josephine Conrad Zartman, comp. ''Index to the Grave Records of Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Ohio''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. (Family History Library book 977.1 V22d; fiche 6100370.) </ref>
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*Miller, Phyllis Brown, editor. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Index+to+the+grave+records+of+servicemen+of+the+War+of+1812%2C+state+of+Ohio&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Index to the Grave Records of Servicemen of the War of 1812, State of Ohio]''. Brockville, Ohio: Dillon’s Princely, 1988. (FHL book 977.1 V22u 1988; film 0496718 item 5.) (1969 edition FHL film 0496718 item 15.) This index includes the name, rank, unit, birth and death dates of each soldier and his wife, sources of information, and year of entry of the graves registration form into Daughters of 1812 records. This source indexes 5,197 grave registration forms submitted between 1937 and 1987 by members of the United States Daughters of 1812 in the state of Ohio.
 
*Miller, Phyllis Brown, editor. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Index+to+the+grave+records+of+servicemen+of+the+War+of+1812%2C+state+of+Ohio&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Index to the Grave Records of Servicemen of the War of 1812, State of Ohio]''. Brockville, Ohio: Dillon’s Princely, 1988. (FHL book 977.1 V22u 1988; film 0496718 item 5.) (1969 edition FHL film 0496718 item 15.) This index includes the name, rank, unit, birth and death dates of each soldier and his wife, sources of information, and year of entry of the graves registration form into Daughters of 1812 records. This source indexes 5,197 grave registration forms submitted between 1937 and 1987 by members of the United States Daughters of 1812 in the state of Ohio.
  
'''Other Records'''
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'''Other Records'''  
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1131 War of 1812, Prisoner of War Records, 1812-1815] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1131 War of 1812, Prisoner of War Records, 1812-1815] at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1118 War of 1812 Papers, 1789-1815] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1118 War of 1812 Papers, 1789-1815] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
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The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors&nbsp;System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.  
 
The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors&nbsp;System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.  
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By 1890, about 40 percent of the Civil War veterans were members of the [http://www.suvcw.org/gar.htm Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).] The descriptive books of each GAR post usually indicate each member's name, age, rank, birthplace, residence, occupation, and enlistment and discharge information. Records of GAR posts and of other veteran organizations may be found in various libraries and archives throughout Ohio.
  
 
=== Spanish-American War (1898)  ===
 
=== Spanish-American War (1898)  ===
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Muster-in and muster-out rolls are on 31 microfilms at the Family History Library.  
 
Muster-in and muster-out rolls are on 31 microfilms at the Family History Library.  
  
*WPA ''The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-1899''. (Columbus, Ohio: Edward T. Miller, 1916.) {{FHL|328743|item|disp=FHL film 195489.)
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*WPA ''The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-1899''. (Columbus, Ohio: Edward T. Miller, 1916.) {{FHL|328743|item|disp=FHL film 195489.}}
*Broglin, Jana Sloan. ''Index to Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-1899''. (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1989.) {{WorldCat|21930376|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|410329|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 M22b.}}
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*Broglin, Jana Sloan. ''Index to Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-1899''. (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1989.) {{WorldCat|21930376|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|410329|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 M22b.}}  
*''Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio. Muster In and Muster Out Rolls in the Spanish American War: . . .'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959, 1962.) {{FHL|335312|item|disp=FHL film 223766 (first film)}}
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*''Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio. Muster In and Muster Out Rolls in the Spanish American War: . . .'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959, 1962.) {{FHL|335312|item|disp=FHL film 223766 (first film)}}  
 
*Graden, Debra, comp. ''Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5306 Ancestry.com] ($) Original data: Compiled under the direction of Frank B. Willis, Governor, Charles Q. Hildebrant, Secretary of State, and Benson W. Hough, Adjutant General. The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99. Ft. Leavenworth, KS, USA: C.A.R.L. Library, 1916.
 
*Graden, Debra, comp. ''Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5306 Ancestry.com] ($) Original data: Compiled under the direction of Frank B. Willis, Governor, Charles Q. Hildebrant, Secretary of State, and Benson W. Hough, Adjutant General. The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99. Ft. Leavenworth, KS, USA: C.A.R.L. Library, 1916.
 
 
By 1890, about 40 percent of the Civil War veterans were members of the [http://www.suvcw.org/gar.htm Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).] The descriptive books of each GAR post usually indicate each member's name, age, rank, birthplace, residence, occupation, and enlistment and discharge information. Records of GAR posts and of other veteran organizations may be found in various libraries and archives throughout Ohio.
 
  
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
  
'''Registration Cards'''  
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'''Draft Registration Cards'''  
  
*United States, Selective Service System. ''Ohio, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.'' Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On 239 Family History Library films beginning with 1819504) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online. See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
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*United States, Selective Service System. ''Ohio, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.'' Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On 239 Family History Library films beginning with 1819504) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online at [RecordSearch|1968530|FamilySearch Historical Records.] See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
  
 
'''Service Records'''  
 
'''Service Records'''  
  
*Service cards for Navy (eight films), Marine Corps (three films), out-of-state (four films), and regular service (76 films) are on films at the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library]. The cards containing the names and information on over 200,000 soldiers have also been published in:
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*Service cards for Navy (eight films), Marine Corps (three films), out-of-state (four films), and regular service (76 films) are on films at the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library].  
 
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*''World War I - Service Cards of the State of Ohio'' <ref>Ohio. Adjutant General's Office. ''World War I - Service Cards of the State of Ohio''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959. (Family History Library films 195337-412.) </ref>
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*Service records for World War I and later wars are at the [http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/statearc/agencies/adj_gen.html Adjutant General's Office] (State House, Columbus, OH 43215
 
*Service records for World War I and later wars are at the [http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/statearc/agencies/adj_gen.html Adjutant General's Office] (State House, Columbus, OH 43215
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'''Roster'''  
 
'''Roster'''  
  
*''The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918'' <ref>Ohio Adjutant General's Office. ''The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918''. 22 Volumes. Columbus, Ohio: F.J. Heer Printing, 1926-29. (Family History Library films 195413-35.) </ref>
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*Ohio Adjutant General's Office. ''The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918''. 22 Volumes. (Columbus, Ohio: F.J. Heer Printing, 1926-29.) {{FHL|321816|item|disp=FHL films 195413-35.}}
 
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=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
 
=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
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'''Registration Records'''
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{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}}
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
'''Biographies'''  
 
'''Biographies'''  
  
 
*A series of books entitled "[[United States World War II Biographies#Young_American_Patriots|Young American Patriots]]", published shortly after the war, documented the service of soldiers from different states including Ohio. The series of books included photos and a short biography of some of the soldiers from the state.
 
*A series of books entitled "[[United States World War II Biographies#Young_American_Patriots|Young American Patriots]]", published shortly after the war, documented the service of soldiers from different states including Ohio. The series of books included photos and a short biography of some of the soldiers from the state.
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'''Prisoners of War'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2178 World War II Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8919 World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
'''Casualties'''  
 
'''Casualties'''  
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Lists of dead and missing soldiers who served during World War II, arranged alphabetically by county.  
 
Lists of dead and missing soldiers who served during World War II, arranged alphabetically by county.  
  
*''World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing - State of Ohio'' <ref>United States. War Department. ''World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing - State of Ohio'', June 1946. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960. (Family History Library film 213049.) </ref>
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*United States. War Department. ''World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing - State of Ohio'', June 1946. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960.) {{FHL|328845|item|disp=FHL film 213049.}}
 
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ww2/army-casualties/ohio.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] from Ohio.
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ww2/army-casualties/ohio.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] from Ohio.
 
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*Adjutant General's Office. ''World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing - State of Ohio.'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958.) {{FHL|332341|item|disp=FHL films 182702–93.}} A concerted effort has been made to locate the Ohio gravesites of veterans from all pre-1945 wars. The cards are arranged alphabetically.
*''World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing - State of Ohio.'' <ref>Ohio. Adjutant General's Office. ''World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing - State of Ohio.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958. (Family History Library films 182702-93.) </ref>A concerted effort has been made to locate the Ohio gravesites of veterans from all pre-1945 wars. The cards are arranged alphabetically.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1122 World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1943] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4283 World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas]
  
 
=== Additional Records  ===
 
=== Additional Records  ===

Revision as of 17:52, 13 June 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Military Records

The U.S. Military Records Research Page provides more information on federal military records and search strategies.

Contents

Forts

Forts dotted Ohio as settlers, Native Americans and Europeans each struggled for their place on Ohio’s lands. These log forts played an instrumental part of Ohio’s early development and each has it’s own unique tale to tell.

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

Although Ohio did not exist as a state during the time of the Revolutionary War, a man born between 1730 and 1765 who lived in Ohio later may have been granted Ohio land for his service for another state or for the Continental Army.

Service Records

Pension Files

  • White, Virgil D. Genealogical Abstracts of the Revolutionary War Pension Files. Four Volumes. (Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1990.) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 973 M28g.May give a veteran's name, age, birth date, marriage date, residence, names of relatives, unit, and service dates and places.

The 1835 Pension Roll

On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate required the Secretary of War to submit a statement showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had previously been on the pension rolls. For more information on the 1835 Pension Roll see Revolutionary War Pension Records. The 1835 Pension Roll for Ohio, which includes Revolutionary War pensioners and heirs of War of 1812 casualties is available online:

Land Warrants

Rosters Specific to Ohio

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Service Records

Pension Records

Burial Records

  • Index to the Grave Records of Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Ohio [2]
  • Miller, Phyllis Brown, editor. Index to the Grave Records of Servicemen of the War of 1812, State of Ohio. Brockville, Ohio: Dillon’s Princely, 1988. (FHL book 977.1 V22u 1988; film 0496718 item 5.) (1969 edition FHL film 0496718 item 15.) This index includes the name, rank, unit, birth and death dates of each soldier and his wife, sources of information, and year of entry of the graves registration form into Daughters of 1812 records. This source indexes 5,197 grave registration forms submitted between 1937 and 1987 by members of the United States Daughters of 1812 in the state of Ohio.

Other Records

Mexican War (1846-1848)

Rosters

  • Broglin, Jana Sloan and Ohio Genealogical Society, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War with Mexico, 1846-1848. (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1991.) Reprint of 1897 publication. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977.1 M2or.
  • WPA, Alphabetical index to Ohio official roster, Mexican War 1845, vol. 12 of Civil War edition Volume 12. (Akron, Ohio: Werner, 1886-1895.) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL film 195488
  • Index to Mexican War (1846) Records at the Ohio State Archives. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959.) FHL film 223771. Consists of microfilm of a card file at the Ohio State Archives which gives the name of each soldier's military unit.
  • Ryan, Daniel J. "Ohio in the Mexican War." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society Publications. 1912, Volume 21, pages 277-295. Includes a section that tells when and where a company was raised and lists many of the officers in those companies. The Library does not have volume 21. Digitized version available at Internet Archive

Pension Records

Civil War (1861-1865)

127th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

See Ohio in the Civil War for information about Ohio Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Ohio regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.

By 1890, about 40 percent of the Civil War veterans were members of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). The descriptive books of each GAR post usually indicate each member's name, age, rank, birthplace, residence, occupation, and enlistment and discharge information. Records of GAR posts and of other veteran organizations may be found in various libraries and archives throughout Ohio.

Spanish-American War (1898)

Rosters

Muster-in and muster-out rolls are on 31 microfilms at the Family History Library.

  • WPA The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-1899. (Columbus, Ohio: Edward T. Miller, 1916.) FHL film 195489.
  • Broglin, Jana Sloan. Index to Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-1899. (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1989.) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977.1 M22b.
  • Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio. Muster In and Muster Out Rolls in the Spanish American War: . . . (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959, 1962.) FHL film 223766 (first film)
  • Graden, Debra, comp. Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Ancestry.com ($) Original data: Compiled under the direction of Frank B. Willis, Governor, Charles Q. Hildebrant, Secretary of State, and Benson W. Hough, Adjutant General. The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99. Ft. Leavenworth, KS, USA: C.A.R.L. Library, 1916.

World War I (1917-1918)

Draft Registration Cards

  • United States, Selective Service System. Ohio, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On 239 Family History Library films beginning with 1819504) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online at [RecordSearch|1968530|FamilySearch Historical Records.] See WWI Draft Records for more information.

Service Records

  • Service cards for Navy (eight films), Marine Corps (three films), out-of-state (four films), and regular service (76 films) are on films at the Family History Library.
Ohio Military Records

Roster

  • Ohio Adjutant General's Office. The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918. 22 Volumes. (Columbus, Ohio: F.J. Heer Printing, 1926-29.) FHL films 195413-35.

World War II (1941-1945)

Registration Records

United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 at Ancestry.com ($)

Biographies

  • A series of books entitled "Young American Patriots", published shortly after the war, documented the service of soldiers from different states including Ohio. The series of books included photos and a short biography of some of the soldiers from the state.

Prisoners of War

Casualties

Lists of dead and missing soldiers who served during World War II, arranged alphabetically by county.

Additional Records

  • Roster of Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard, 1874-1917. [3]
  • The History of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at Xenia, Ohio [4]This does not include the records.

Military service records are also found in the office of each county auditor and county recorder. The Family History Library has microfilms of discharge papers, dating from the Civil War to 1920 (some to 1970), for about half the counties in Ohio.

Information about prominent Ohio veterans and major military actions is in:

  • Two Hundred Years: The Military History of Ohio. [5]

Many more useful sources are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:

OHIO - MILITARY RECORDS
OHIO - MILITARY RECORDS - [WAR]
OHIO - MILITARY HISTORY
OHIO - MILITARY HISTORY - [WAR]
OHIO, [COUNTY] - MILITARY RECORDS

Websites

Online Military information for Ohio is located at:

References

  1. Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. 1916. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. (Family History Library book 977.1 M2r 1968; index, published list, and originals on films 195485-87; fiche 6104621 and 6051388.)
  2. Deifenbach, Josephine Conrad Zartman, comp. Index to the Grave Records of Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Ohio. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. (Family History Library book 977.1 V22d; fiche 6100370.)
  3. Ohio. Adjutant General's Office. Roster of Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard, 1874-1917. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959. (Family History Library films 195453-66.)
  4. Hughes, Edward Wakefield. The History of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at Xenia, Ohio. Ohio: Association of Ex-Pupils, 196? (Family History Library book 977.174/X1 J3h.)
  5. Two Hundred Years: The Military History of Ohio. New York, New York: H.H. Hardesty, 1886-7. (Family History Library book Q 977.1 M25ha or Q 977.1 M2m; film 874293.)