Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is an interview with Michael Strauss, Accredited Genealogist Professional. Michael is an expert on United States federal records and military records. We will talk about military service records beginning with the Revolutionary War and ending with the Philippine Insurrection (1898-1902). Michael shares how Fred Ainsworth was instrumental in creating the compiled military service records and what you might find in them. We also discuss the Official Military Personnel Files of the 20th century and how to access them. Join us for an informative discussion on military service records!
Genealogy Research Network – website of Michael Strauss, includes his lectures, speaking schedule, and contact form, or reach via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783 – Ancestry.com collection
U.S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811 – Ancestry.com collection
War Of 1812 Service Records – Fold3.com collection
Mexican War Service Record Index – Fold3.com collection
Mexican War Service Records – Fold3.com collection to browse
Civil War Service Records – Fold3.com collection to browse
Spanish-American War Service Record Index – Fold3.com collection
Spanish-American War Service Records – Fold3.com collection to browse
Colored Troops – Fold3.com collection
List of the Adjutant General’s Office for carded records of military organizations: Revolutionary War through Philippine Insurrection : the Ainsworth list – digitized microfilm at FamilySearch.org
United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891 – FamilySearch.org Collection
U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 – Ancestry.com Collection
United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914 – FamilySearch.org Collection
Access to Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) – Information at archives.gov
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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