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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.)}} Also found on line in FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1910717|United States, Civil War Soldiers Index}}; {{RecordSearch|1880762|United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914.}} 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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A historical sketch of forts in Alaska is in Bruce Grant, ''American Forts Yesterday and Today'' (New York, NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1965; Family History Library {{FHL|467302|title-id|disp=book 973 H2gb}}).  
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=== Forts  ===
 
=== Forts  ===
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Richardson Fort Mims]
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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 Co., 1965; {{FHL|467302|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2gb.}})
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Henry Fort Patrick Henry]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Richardson Fort Mims]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Henry Fort Patrick Henry]
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/ak2.html Fort St. Michael ]-- Also known as Fort Archangel Michael, Fort Archangel Gabriel, Fort New Archangel, or Novo Archangelesk and finally the fort was renamed Post of Sitka (Fort Sitka).  Textual records of this fort, 1867-1877, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Selkirk,_Yukon Fort Selkirk]
  
[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/ak2.html Fort St. Michael ]-- Also known as Fort Archangel Michael, Fort Archangel Gabriel, Fort New Archangel, or Novo Archangelesk and finally the fort was renamed Post of Sitka (Fort Sitka).  Textual records of this fort, 1867-1877, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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=== Spanish-American War (1898)<br>  ===
  
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
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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.
  
World War I draft registration cards for men age 18 to 45 may list address, birth date, birthplace, race, nationality, citizenship, and next of kin. Not all registrants served in the war. For registration cards for Alaska, see:
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'''Indexes'''
  
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}}.)  
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*{{RecordSearch|1919699|United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} (NARA T288). (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. The index covers veterans of the Civil War, '''Spanish‑American War,''' Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion (1900 to 1901), and the regular Army, Navy, and Marine forces. ([[United States, General Index to Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])
  
To find an individual's draft card, it helps to know his name and residence at the time of registration. The cards are arranged alphabetically by county, within the county by draft board, and then alphabetically by surname within each draft board.  
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*{{RecordSearch|1919583|United States, Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the War with Spain (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])
  
Most counties had only one board; large cities had several. A map showing the boundaries of individual draft boards is available for most large cities. Finding an ancestor's street address in a city directory will help you in using the draft board map. There is an alphabetical list of cities that are on the map. For a copy of this map, see:
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].  
  
United States. Selective Service System. ''List of World War One Draft Board Maps''. Washington, D.C.: National Archives. (Family History Library {{FHL|641275|title-id|disp=film 1498803.)}}  
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=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
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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.
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*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
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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. {{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.}}
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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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'''Draft Registrations'''
  
A national cemetery with about 500 graves is located at Sitka (see [[Alaska Cemeteries]]).  
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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.  
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*{{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)}} (FamilySearch) - free
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*{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} (images with partial index) (FamilySearch) - free
  
http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~xander/alaska-records.htm
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:Also available at:<br>
  
http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/record-search-military.php?locIndex=299874
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
  
http://www.familymilitaryrecords.com/state.asp?state=AK<br>
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'''Other Records'''
  
*'''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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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}}
  
== References  ==
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A national cemetery with about 500 graves is located at Sitka (see [[Alaska Cemeteries]]).
  
[[Alaska|Alaska]]. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department,1998, 2001.  
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[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II United States Military Records]] provides additional information.  
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=== Korean War (1950–1953)  ===
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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 [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|Korean War ]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.
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=== Vietnam War (1964–1972)  ===
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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 [[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.<br>
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~xander/alaska-records.htm Alaska Military Records]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/record-search-military.php?locIndex=299874 epodunk.com]
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*[http://www.familymilitaryrecords.com/state.asp?state=AK FamilyMilitaryRecords.com]
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*'''The Civil War Pension Index Cards Collection''', {{RecordSearch|1979425|United States, Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926}} has a few pension cards for servicemen, from Alaska, who served in the military during the early 1900s.
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== References  ==
  
:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated here, as time permits.
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Alaska. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department,1998, 2001.  
  
<br>{{Alaska|Alaska}} {{State Military Records}}  
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{{Alaska|Alaska}} {{State Military Records}}  
  
 
[[Category:Alaska|Military]]
 
[[Category:Alaska|Military]]

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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.) Also found on line in FamilySearch Historical Records United States, Civil War Soldiers Index; United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914. 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.)

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.

See WWI Draft Records for more 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.

Also available at:

Other Records

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).

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.

Web Sites

References

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



 

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