Military Records

On this page you will find an extensive listing of American military records found online for personal, genealogy and professional researchers; this list includes much free and searchable data. Because the military, being the archetype of bureaucratic organizations, has kept detailed records, these records are an invaluable source of information about servicemen and women and the families they may have left behind. Aside from the additional information to family stories, consider what these records represent in the history of the world.

  • Indian Wars 1614-1893
    The Indian Wars were a series of conflicts that occurred between Native American tribes and European colonizers in North America. These wars lasted for over two centuries and involved various battles and negotiations that were fought over land, resources, and political power.
  • Pequot Indian War, 1634-1638
    The Pequot Indian War was a conflict between the Pequot tribe and English colonists in Connecticut. The war began after the Pequot tribe attacked a trading post and escalated into a larger conflict that resulted in the massacre of hundreds of Native Americans and the enslavement of others.
  • King Philip’s War Records, 1675-1676
    King Philip’s War was a conflict between Native American tribes and English colonists in New England. The war was fought over land and resources and resulted in the death of thousands of Native Americans and colonists, as well as the forced migration of Native American tribes.
  • King William’s War, 1689-1697
    King William’s War was a conflict between English colonists and French settlers in North America. The war was fought over territory and resources and resulted in a significant loss of life and property damage on both sides.
  • Seminole Indian Wars, 1717-1835-1842-1855-1858
    The Seminole Indian Wars were a series of conflicts between Native American tribes in Florida and the United States government. The wars were fought over land and political power and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.
  • French and Indian War, 1754-1763
    The French and Indian War was a conflict between British and French forces in North America. The war was fought over territory and resources and resulted in significant territorial changes, including the transfer of French territories in Canada to British control.
  • Dunmore’s War, 1774
    Dunmore’s War was a conflict between Virginia settlers and Native American tribes in the Ohio Valley. The war was fought over land and resources and resulted in the defeat of the Native American tribes.
  • Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
    The Revolutionary War was fought between American colonies and British forces over political and economic independence. The war resulted in the formation of the United States of America and a significant shift in global power.
  • Creek Indian Wars, 1811-1814-1842
    The Creek Indian Wars were a series of conflicts between Native American tribes in the southeastern United States and the United States government. The wars were fought over land and resources and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.
  • War of 1812, 1812-1814
    The War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States and Great Britain over economic and territorial disputes. The war resulted in a significant loss of life and property damage on both sides.
  • Blackhawk War, 1832
    The Blackhawk War was a conflict between Native American tribes in Illinois and Wisconsin and the United States government. The war was fought over land and resources and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.
  • Republic of Texas, 1835-1846
    Republic of Texas war was a conflict between the Republic of Texas and Mexico over political and economic independence. The war resulted in the annexation of Texas by the United States.
  • US Mexican War, 1846-1848
    The US Mexican War was a conflict between the United States and Mexico over political and territorial disputes. The war resulted in significant territorial changes, including the acquisition of California and other western territories by the United States.
  • Sioux Indian Wars, 1854 – 1890
    The Sioux Indian Wars were a series of conflicts between Native American tribes in the Great Plains region and the United States government. The wars were fought over land and resources and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.
  • Civil War Records, 1861-1865
    The Civil War was fought between the northern and southern states of the United States over political and economic differences, including the issue of slavery. The war resulted in the reunification of the United States and significant social and political changes.
  • Spanish American War, 1898-1902
    The Spanish American War was a conflict between the United States and Spain over political and territorial disputes in the Caribbean and Pacific. The war resulted in the defeat of the Spanish and the acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines by the United States.
  • World War I, 1914-1919
    World War I was a global conflict that began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and resulted in the deaths of millions of people. The war involved multiple world powers and resulted in significant social, political, and economic changes, including the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires and the formation of the League of Nations.
  • World War II, 1935-1945 (US entered 1941)
    World War II was a global conflict that began with the invasion of Poland by Germany and resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of people. The war involved multiple world powers and resulted in significant social, political, and economic changes, including the formation of the United Nations, the establishment of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers, and the devastation of much of Europe and Asia.
  • Korean Conflict, 1950-1953
    The Korean Conflict was a war between North Korea (supported by the Soviet Union and China) and South Korea (supported by the United States and other allies) that began after North Korea invaded South Korea. The war resulted in a ceasefire and the establishment of a demilitarized zone between the two countries, but no formal peace treaty has been signed to this day.
  • Vietnam War Casualty List, 1961-1969
    The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (supported by the Soviet Union and China) and South Vietnam (supported by the United States and other allies) that began as a civil war and escalated into a larger conflict. The war resulted in significant loss of life and property damage and ended with the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the unification of North and South Vietnam.
  • Military Cemeteries

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Florida World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Florida. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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Delaware World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Delaware. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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Connecticut World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Connecticut. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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Colorado World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Colorado. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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California World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for California. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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Arkansas World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Arkansas. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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Arizona World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Arizona. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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Alabama World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Alabama. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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The Rodman Genealogy of New Bedford, MA

The Rodman family was early settled in Massachusetts. The first of the name of whom there is authentic record was John Rodman, who died on the island of Barbadoes some time between Sept. 16 and Dec. 4, 1686. Thomas Rodman, son of John, born Dec. 26, 1640, came to Newport, R. I, from the island of Barbadoes in 1675, with William Edmundson, a “Friend,” who was on a religious visit to Barbadoes. He (Thomas) was a prominent member of the Society of Friends, and was clerk of the monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings for thirty years. He was also the…
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Governor Houston’s Life Among the Indians

The year following his failure to secure the contract, Houston spent writing letters defending his acts and denouncing the officials who had been discharged. In addition to the Indian officials, he poured his wrath and denunciation on Colonel Hugh Love, a trader on the Verdigris whom Houston accused of being in league with the Indian Agent to rob the Creeks; Love replied to Houston with some spirited charges against the latter. Stung by the contents of an article appearing in a Nashville paper, in a burst of passion Houston gave to the press of Nashville a most intemperate letter, July…
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