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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.
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[[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]]  
  
2. Determine if you have enough information to find your ancestor in 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.  
  
3. Select a record search.
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2. Determine if you have enough information to find your ancestor in military records.  
  
4. Find your ancestor's name in the record.
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3. Determine which type of military record to search.  
  
5. Copy the information.
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4. Find your ancestor's name in the record.  
  
6. Analyze the information you obtain from the record.
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5. Copy the information.  
  
7. Use the information. 
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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?
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[[Category:United_States_Military]] [[Category:Beginners]]

Revision as of 21:19, 5 April 2012

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?