Online Military Records

Document Your Family’s ServiceOnline Military Records

In the good ol’ days, genealogists had to write physical letters to archives in order to acquire military records–often waiting weeks for a response. However, the Digital Age has no patience for antiquated delays, and neither should you. Now the same records are only a click away, making it possible to document your ancestors’ military service–from the War of 1812 to World War II–in a single evening.

SESSION STATUS: Digital Recording (Download Here)
DATE: On-Demand
LENGTH: 1 hour
PRICE: $39.99
PRESENTER: David Fryxell, Family Tree Magazine founder and contributing editor


  • How to track ancestors through draft registrations, even if they never served in the military
  • Revolutionary War service records, land bounties and DAR records
  • Finding Civil War ancestors’ units and downloading service records
  • Civil War and other pension records
  • Unlocking the secrets in World War I draft registrations
  • Identifying veterans’ burial sites

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