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This lesson describes the value of military records for genealogical purposes. Military records can provide valuable details for family history. Information covered here includes service records and pension records.
This talk aims to explain the intricacies of soldiers' service records online, in record series WO 97, and how using the records of the First World War is something which should be considered when researching nineteenth-century soldiers. William Spencer is The National Archives' principal military specialist, and has worked for The National Archives for the past 17 years. He is the author of a number of books including 'Army Records: A guide for family historians'.
All males born between September 1872 and September 1900 (citizens and aliens alike) who were not already in U.S. military service were required by congressional conscription acts to register for the draft in light of the Great War—World War 1. Learn how to research draft cards and other sources.