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What Can I Learn from Military Records?
These records may include:
- Soldier’s name
- Dates of service
- Military unit
- Military branch
How Can Military Records Help Me Find Other Records?
With information from these records you may be able to:
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
- Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct