Alaska Military Records

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Alaska|Alaska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Alaska_Military_Records|Military Records]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Alaska|Alaska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Alaska_Military_Records|Military Records]]''  
  
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The [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies.  
 
The [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies.  
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Military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.  
 
Military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.  
  
U.S. servicemen have been in Alaska since 1867, when Alaska was placed under the jurisdiction of the War Department. Most of these soldiers were from the lower 48 states. The Family History Library has enlistment registers for the regular army, 1798 to 1914 Family History Library films 350307-49). The registers provide the soldier's name, rank, unit, commanders, physical description, occupation, and birthplace. The records are arranged by year and by the first letter of the surname.  
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U.S. servicemen have been in Alaska since 1867, when Alaska was placed under the jurisdiction of the War Department. Most of these soldiers were from the lower 48 states. The Family History Library has enlistment registers for the regular army, 1798 to 1914 {{FHL|43696|item|disp=FHL film 350307 (first film.)}} The registers provide the soldier's name, rank, unit, commanders, physical description, occupation, and birthplace. The records are arranged by year and by the first letter of the surname.  
  
A historical sketch of forts in Alaska is in Bruce Grant, ''American Forts Yesterday and Today'' (New York, NY: E. P. Dutton &amp; Co., 1965; Family History Library {{FHL|467302|title-id|disp=book 973 H2gb}}).
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=== Forts ===
  
=== Forts ===
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A historical sketch of forts in Alaska is in Bruce Grant, ''American Forts Yesterday and Today'' (New York, NY: E. P. Dutton &amp; Co., 1965; {{FHL|467302|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2gb.}})
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Richardson Fort Mims]  
 
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=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
  
*United States. Selective Service System. ''Alaska, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library {{FHL|746965|title-id|disp=films beginning with 1473296}}) 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. ''Alaska, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library {{FHL|746965|item|disp=FHL films 1473296–1473299}} These cards have been digitized and are searchable online at {{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, WW I Draft Registration Cards.}}  See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
  
 
=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
 
=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
  
For sailors from Alaska who died in World War II, see Volume 2 of ''Combat Connected Naval Casualties, World War II, by States'', Two Volumes. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946; Family History Library {{FHL|287905|title-id|disp=book 973 M23un}}&nbsp;and Film number {{FHL|287905|title-id|disp=1440393 items 1}}- )
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For sailors from Alaska who died in World War II, see Volume 2 of ''Combat Connected Naval Casualties, World War II, by States'', Two Volumes. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946; {{FHL|287905|item|disp=FHL film 1440393 item 1; book 973 M23un}}  
  
 
A national cemetery with about 500 graves is located at Sitka (see [[Alaska Cemeteries]]).  
 
A national cemetery with about 500 graves is located at Sitka (see [[Alaska Cemeteries]]).  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~xander/alaska-records.htm  
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~xander/alaska-records.htm Alaska Military Records]
*http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/record-search-military.php?locIndex=299874  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/record-search-military.php?locIndex=299874 epodunk.com]
*http://www.familymilitaryrecords.com/state.asp?state=AK<br>
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*[http://www.familymilitaryrecords.com/state.asp?state=AK FamilyMilitaryRecords.com]
*'''The Civil War Pension Index Cards Collection''', located at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1979425 FamilySearch Records] has a few pension cards for servicemen, from Alaska,&nbsp;who served in the military during the early 1900s.
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*'''The Civil War Pension Index Cards Collection''', located at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1979425 FamilySearch Records] has a few pension cards for servicemen, from Alaska, who served in the military during the early 1900s.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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The United States Military Records Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies.

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

U.S. servicemen have been in Alaska since 1867, when Alaska was placed under the jurisdiction of the War Department. Most of these soldiers were from the lower 48 states. The Family History Library has enlistment registers for the regular army, 1798 to 1914 FHL film 350307 (first film.) The registers provide the soldier's name, rank, unit, commanders, physical description, occupation, and birthplace. The records are arranged by year and by the first letter of the surname.

Forts

A historical sketch of forts in Alaska is in Bruce Grant, American Forts Yesterday and Today (New York, NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1965; FHL book 973 H2gb.)

World War I (1917-1918)

World War II (1941-1945)

For sailors from Alaska who died in World War II, see Volume 2 of Combat Connected Naval Casualties, World War II, by States, Two Volumes. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946; FHL film 1440393 item 1; book 973 M23un

A national cemetery with about 500 graves is located at Sitka (see Alaska Cemeteries).

Web Sites

References

Alaska. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department,1998, 2001.

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