Resources for Veterans Records
November 11, 2013
Here at the Midwest Genealogy Center, we remember our veterans every day as we utilize the resources available in our building (books, microfilm/fiche, and periodicals), in our online databases, and even the Internet.
A book just came across my desk that made me put everything else aside and browse through this wonderful resource: Service Record Book of Men and Women of Rock Valley, Iowa and Community. It includes photographs, date of induction, branch of service, training stations, date of embarkation, theater of operation, engagements, medals earned, date returned to U.S., and date of discharge—lots of information included about these men and women who served during World War I and II.
I just did a quick catalog search using the generic term "veterans" and received a list of 1,276 items in the Midwest Genealogy Center. Sources as diverse as counties (Yell, Somervell, Jefferson, Monroe); areas (Central West Virginia, North Carolina, Nebraska, Illinois, Mississippi); wars, conflicts, and time periods (Confederate, Union, Revolutionary War veterans, Korean Veterans); so many resources covering so many wars, conflicts, and time periods. And those are just our books! More resources may be found in our microfilm collection.
Don’t forget our Online Resources; Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only), Fold3 (in library use only), and Heritage Quest are three databases with military records. Please stop by the Midwest Genealogy Center to research the veterans in your family. We would love to show you our resources.
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