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 chart.

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

3. Select a record search.

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

5. Copy the information.

6. Analyze the information you obtain from the record.

7. Use the information.