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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hawaii|Hawaii]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hawaii_Military_Records|Military Records]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hawaii|Hawaii]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hawaii_Military_Records|Military Records]]''  
  
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Federal military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal archives.  
 
Federal military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal archives.  
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*'''Civil War (1861-65).'''Card list of deceased veterans.  
 
*'''Civil War (1861-65).'''Card list of deceased veterans.  
 
*'''1894-98.''' List of members of the citizens guards of the Republic of Hawaii.
 
*'''1894-98.''' List of members of the citizens guards of the Republic of Hawaii.
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=== Forts  ===
 
=== Forts  ===
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Aiea Heights Military Reservation] - (1941 - unknown), Aiea Heights  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Aiea Heights Military Reservation] - (1941 - unknown), Aiea Heights  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Aliamanu Military Reservation ]- (unknown - 1948/present), near Foster Village  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Aliamanu Military Reservation ]- (unknown - 1948/present), near Foster Village  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Alewa Heights Military Reservation] - (1942 - unknown), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Alewa Heights Military Reservation] - (1942 - unknown), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Port Allen / Hanapepe Bay Defenses] - (1941 - 1945), near Port Allen  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Port Allen / Hanapepe Bay Defenses] - (1941 - 1945), near Port Allen  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Anahulu Flats Military Reservation] - (1941 - unknown), Anahulu Flats  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Anahulu Flats Military Reservation] - (1941 - unknown), Anahulu Flats  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort Armstrong ]- (1899 - 1949/1974), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort Armstrong ]- (1899 - 1949/1974), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Ashley Military Reservation] - (1939 - unknown), Ashley Station  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Ashley Military Reservation] - (1939 - unknown), Ashley Station  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Barbers Point Military Reservation ]- (1921 - unknown), Barbers Point (Kalaeloa)  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Barbers Point Military Reservation ]- (1921 - unknown), Barbers Point (Kalaeloa)  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Fort Barrette ]- (1931 - 1948), Kapolei  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Fort Barrette ]- (1931 - 1948), Kapolei  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Brodie Camp Military Reservation] - (1942 - 1948), Brodie Camp Four  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Brodie Camp Military Reservation] - (1942 - 1948), Brodie Camp Four  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort DeRussy ]- (1904 - 1949/present), Waikiki<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort DeRussy ]- (1904 - 1949/present), Waikiki<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Fort Elizabeth (State Historical Park) ]- (1815 - 1860), Waimea  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Fort Elizabeth (State Historical Park) ]- (1815 - 1860), Waimea  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Ewa Marine Corps Air Station ]- (1942 - 1952), Ewa  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Ewa Marine Corps Air Station ]- (1942 - 1952), Ewa  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort&nbsp;Halehui] - (1809 - 1813&nbsp;?), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort&nbsp;Halehui] - (1809 - 1813&nbsp;?), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Fort Hase] - (1918 - 1948/present), Mokapu  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Fort Hase] - (1918 - 1948/present), Mokapu  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Hawaii Arsenal] - (1915 - unknown), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Hawaii Arsenal] - (1915 - unknown), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Heeia Military Reservation] - (1943 - unknown), near Heeia  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Heeia Military Reservation] - (1943 - unknown), near Heeia  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Hickam Field Battery ]- (1935 - present), Hickam Village  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Hickam Field Battery ]- (1935 - present), Hickam Village  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Hilo Defenses] - (1941 - 1945), near Hilo  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Hilo Defenses] - (1941 - 1945), near Hilo  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Ho'oki'o Fortifications] - (1778), near Lana'i City  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Ho'oki'o Fortifications] - (1778), near Lana'i City  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html 'Iolani Barracks] - (1871 - 1950), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html 'Iolani Barracks] - (1871 - 1950), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kaaawa Military Reservation ]- (1927 - 1940), Ka'a'awa  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kaaawa Military Reservation ]- (1927 - 1940), Ka'a'awa  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kaena Point Military Reservation] - (1923 - 1948/present), Ka'ena Point  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kaena Point Military Reservation] - (1923 - 1948/present), Ka'ena Point  
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kahuku Ranch Military Reservation ]- (1941 - unknown), near Kahuku  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kahuku Ranch Military Reservation ]- (1941 - unknown), near Kahuku  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Kahului Defenses] - (1940's), Kahului and Kihei  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Kahului Defenses] - (1940's), Kahului and Kihei  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Kakaako Battery] - (1860's&nbsp;? - 1893&nbsp;?), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Kakaako Battery] - (1860's&nbsp;? - 1893&nbsp;?), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Fort Kamakahonu] - (1819 - 1855&nbsp;?), Kailua-Kona  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Fort Kamakahonu] - (1819 - 1855&nbsp;?), Kailua-Kona  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Fort Kamehameha ]- (1907 - 1949/present), Pearl Harbor  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Fort Kamehameha ]- (1907 - 1949/present), Pearl Harbor  
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kawailoa Military Reservation] - (1939 - unknown), Kawailoa area  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kawailoa Military Reservation] - (1939 - unknown), Kawailoa area  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kawela Military Reservation&nbsp;]- (1941 - unknown), Kawela  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kawela Military Reservation&nbsp;]- (1941 - unknown), Kawela  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort Kekuanohu] - (1816 - 1857), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort Kekuanohu] - (1816 - 1857), Honolulu<br>  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Koko Head Military Reservation] - (unknown dates), near Hawai'i Kai<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Koko Head Military Reservation] - (unknown dates), near Hawai'i Kai<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kokololio Military Reservation ]- (unknown dates), near Hauula  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kokololio Military Reservation ]- (unknown dates), near Hauula  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kualoa Military Reservation] - (1942 - 1952), near Kualoa Ranch  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Kualoa Military Reservation] - (1942 - 1952), near Kualoa Ranch  
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Laie Military Res]ervation - (1931 - 1941), Laie  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Laie Military Res]ervation - (1931 - 1941), Laie  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Lihu'e Defenses] - (1941 - 1945), Lihu'e  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Lihu'e Defenses] - (1941 - 1945), Lihu'e  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Camp Lili'uokalani ]- (1917), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Camp Lili'uokalani ]- (1917), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Fort Mailekini] - (1810&nbsp;?), Kawaihae  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Fort Mailekini] - (1810&nbsp;?), Kawaihae  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Makapuu Head Military Reservation] - (unknown dates), Makapu'u Point <br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Makapuu Head Military Reservation] - (unknown dates), Makapu'u Point <br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Makua Military Reservation] - (1930 - 1945/present), Makua Beach  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Makua Military Reservation] - (1930 - 1945/present), Makua Beach  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Camp Malakole ]- (1939 - unknown), Barbers Point (Kalaeloa)  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Camp Malakole ]- (1939 - unknown), Barbers Point (Kalaeloa)  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Camp McCarthy] - (1917 - 1918), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Camp McCarthy] - (1917 - 1918), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Midway Islands] - (1867/1904 - 1908, 1940 - 1946/1996), Midway Islands  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Midway Islands] - (1867/1904 - 1908, 1940 - 1946/1996), Midway Islands  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Mokuleia Military Reservation] - (1941 - unknown), near Mokuleia  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Mokuleia Military Reservation] - (1941 - unknown), near Mokuleia  
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Pearl Harbor (Ford Island) Military Reservation ]- (1917 - 1939/present), Ford Island  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Pearl Harbor (Ford Island) Military Reservation ]- (1917 - 1939/present), Ford Island  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Princeville Forts] - (1816 - 1817), Princeville  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Princeville Forts] - (1816 - 1817), Princeville  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Punchbowl Military Reservation ]- (1899 - 1948), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Punchbowl Military Reservation ]- (1899 - 1948), Honolulu<br>  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Puowaina Battery] - (1819&nbsp;? - 1853), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Puowaina Battery] - (1819&nbsp;? - 1853), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Pupukea Military Reservation] - (1927 - unknown), near Pupukea Camp  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Pupukea Military Reservation] - (1927 - unknown), near Pupukea Camp  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Puuiki Military Reservation] - (1920's - 1944), near Puuiki  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Puuiki Military Reservation] - (1920's - 1944), near Puuiki  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Quadrupod Military Reservation ]- (1941 - unknown), near Helemano  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-north.html Quadrupod Military Reservation ]- (1941 - unknown), near Helemano  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Red Hill Military Reservation ]- (1914 - 1940&nbsp;?/present), Red Hill  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-pearl.html Red Hill Military Reservation ]- (1914 - 1940&nbsp;?/present), Red Hill  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Round Top Military Reservation ]- (1928 - 1945), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Round Top Military Reservation ]- (1928 - 1945), Honolulu<br>  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Russian Fort] - (1815), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Russian Fort] - (1815), Honolulu<br>  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Sand Island Military Reservation ]- (1916 - unknown), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Sand Island Military Reservation ]- (1916 - unknown), Honolulu<br>  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort Ruger ]- (1906 - 1959/present), Diamond Head<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort Ruger ]- (1906 - 1959/present), Diamond Head<br>  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Sandwich Islands Post ]- (1834 - 1867), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Sandwich Islands Post ]- (1834 - 1867), Honolulu<br>  
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort Shafter ]-&nbsp;&nbsp;(1899 - present), Honolulu<br>
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Fort Shafter ]-&nbsp;&nbsp;(1899 - present), Honolulu<br>  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Tern Island] - (1942 - 1946), Tern Island  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Tern Island] - (1942 - 1946), Tern Island  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Camp Waiakea] - (1898), Waiakea  
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi-islands.html Camp Waiakea] - (1898), Waiakea  
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*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Wiliwilinui Ridge Military Reservation] - (1942 - 1951), near Aina Haina
 
*[http://www.northamericanforts.com/West/hi.html Wiliwilinui Ridge Military Reservation] - (1942 - 1951), near Aina Haina
  
=== Spanish-American War (1898)  ===
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=== Spanish-American War (1898)<br> ===
  
*The [http://hawaii.gov/dags/archives Hawaii State Archives has a card list of deceased veterans of the Spanish-American War.]
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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.
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'''Indexes'''
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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.]])
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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.]])
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*The [http://hawaii.gov/dags/archives Hawaii State Archives] has a card list of deceased veterans of the Spanish-American War.
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].
  
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
  
Contact the [http://statearchives.lib.hawaii.edu/ Hawaii State Archives] for records of Hawaiians who served in World War I and a card list of deceased veterans.  
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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.  
  
*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|751145|item|disp=FHL film 1452025}}) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online at {{RecordSearch|1968530|disp=Family Search Historical Records. See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
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*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|751145|item|disp=FHL film 1452025}}) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online at {{RecordSearch|1968530|disp=Family Search Historical Records.}} Also available at:<br>
  
Civil War Pension Index Cards - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|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  
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:*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
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See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
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Contact the [http://statearchives.lib.hawaii.edu/ Hawaii State Archives] for records of Hawaiians who served in World War I and a card list of deceased veterans.
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Civil War Pension Index Cards - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|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)  ===
 
=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
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'''Draft Registrations'''
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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.
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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
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:Also available at:<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
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'''Other Records'''
  
 
Records of Japanese evacuees during World War II are at the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives]. They include case files, family cards, and vital statistics.  
 
Records of Japanese evacuees during World War II are at the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives]. They include case files, family cards, and vital statistics.  
  
Family Search Historical Records Collection has {{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} and {{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}}
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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) &nbsp; ===
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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.&nbsp;
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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.
  
{{Hawaii|Hawaii}} {{State Military Records}}  
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<br> {{Hawaii|Hawaii}} {{State Military Records}}  
  
 
[[Category:Hawaii|Military]]
 
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'View of the Honolulu Fort - Interior', oil on canvas painting by Paul Emmert, c 1853, Hawaii Historical Society.jpg

Contents


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.