Military Records

Guided Research Topics for U.S. Marine Corps Records

These topical pages provide introductions to researching different topics relating to the United States Marine Corps. The information and advice provided for each topic will help you construct your research plan. These guides offer methods on how to utilize different record series or record collections. Within many of the guides there are links to the National Archives Catalog that provide details on related record series and include any finding aids that are available. These topics include aspects of Marine Corps history, family history and needs for veterans.

How to use Archival Records from the National Archives for Marine Corps History? Start by learning how to use the National Archives Catalog. Knowing how to use the National Archives Catalog can assist you on researching topics such as: 

Marine Corps Aviation History​

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General – Black Sheep Squadron (VMF-214) – WWII Boyington

Information for Veterans

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World War II – Navajo Indians

Unit Histories

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Photograph of Marines Sitting on Tank Holding Insignia

Marine Corps History Topics

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One-Hundred Sixty Eighth Anniversary, U.S. Marine Corps