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Genealogy Series - Basic Military Records at the National Archives: Revolutionary War to 1917

National Archives Museum

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

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John Deeben outlines basic military records held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The records cover the "Old Military" period from the Revolutionary War to 1917 and are characterized by different types of service, including volunteer service (state regiments and militias) as well as the Regular military (Army, Navy, and Marine Corps). Each type of service was documented differently, but there are also basic records common to all types of service. Learn more about the Genealogy Series.


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