Military Research websites

By | November 9, 2012

American Battle Monuments Commission

An essential military history source covering 214,000 Americans buried in 24 overseas military cemeteries or named in Tablets of the Missing, this site has broadened its “Greatest Generation” features. Now you can view a live camera feed from the American Cemetery in Normandy or connect with the unofficial Registry of Remembrances of Word War II vets.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System

Still the best site to start tracing your Blue or Gray ancestors, this database encompasses 6.3 million names from both sides. Plus, read up on regimental histories and battles, along with new articles added for the Civil War’s sesquicentennial.

This site takes you back 150 years, with information on everything from Civil War weapons to battlefield nurses. Dig into the details of every encounter in the Official Record of the war (the “OR”), which you can search or browse.
Veteran’s Day will be observed this Sunday, November 11th. Below are a list of websites to aid you in your research for an ancestor that may have been in the military.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The three interconnected databases of the DAR Genealogical Research System let you piggyback on the research of DAR members into their Revolutionary War ancestors and those patriots’ more than 7 million descendants. You can also search the catalog of the DAR library, request copies of records and download research guides.

Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Search here for US burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, other military and Department of the Interior cemeteries, and private cemeteries when the grave bears a government marker.