Steps for research in United States Military Records

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 1. Determine if your ancestor could have served in a war.  See the [[Ages of Servicemen in Wars|Ages of Servicemen]] chart.  
 
 1. Determine if your ancestor could have served in a war.  See the [[Ages of Servicemen in Wars|Ages of Servicemen]] chart.  
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2. Determine if you have enough information to find your ancestor in military records.  
 
2. Determine if you have enough information to find your ancestor in military records.  
  
3. Select a record search.  
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3. Determine which type of military record to search.  
  
 
4. Find your ancestor's name in the record.  
 
4. Find your ancestor's name in the record.  
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5. Copy the information.  
 
5. Copy the information.  
  
6. Analyze the information you obtain from the record.
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6. What more does this tell you about your ancestor?  Can this information lead you to other records about your ancestor?
  
7. Use the information. 
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United States Military Records

 1. Determine if your ancestor could have served in a war.  See the Ages of Servicemen chart.

2. Determine if you have enough information to find your ancestor in military records.

3. Determine which type of military record to search.

4. Find your ancestor's name in the record.

5. Copy the information.

6. What more does this tell you about your ancestor?  Can this information lead you to other records about your ancestor?