Online Resources [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Massachusetts_Military_Records&veaction=edit§ion=1″>modify|modify source]
U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records provides more links for nationwide military record collections.
- 1775-1783 – United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 at FamilySearch— index and images
- 1775-1783 – United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783 at FamilySearch— index and images
- United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 at FamilySearch— index and images
- Massachusetts Armed Force Company History, Vol. 4, index
- Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845, images just.
- Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Departed and Deserted Seamen 1837-1965, images only.
- Guy and Officers who served in King Philips War
- King Philips War
- Divided Hearts, Massachusetts Loyalists, 1765-1790, index
- Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Images Online) ($)
- Regiments and armories of Massachusetts: a historical narrative of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, Vols. 1-2 ($)
- Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845
- Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia ($)
- Massachusetts Civil War Soldiers Service Records
- Massachusetts Army and Navy, 1861-1865 ($)
- Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the War of 1861-1865 ($)
- Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marines in the Civil War, index
- Record of the Massachusetts volunteers, 1861-1865 ($)
- Yearly report of the Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1863-1865, ($), index/images
- U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records for Massachusetts, 1863-1865 ($)
- Massachusetts Spanish American War Records ($)
- U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards for Massachusetts, 1917-1918 ($)
- 1917-1940 – United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 at FamilySearch— index
- U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards for Massachusetts, 1942 ($)
- United States, Massachusetts: Index Of Casualties, The Second World War, index ($)
Forts [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Massachusetts_Military_Records&veaction=edit§ion=2″>edit|modify source]
Colonial Wars (1620– 1763) [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Massachusetts_Military_Records&veaction=edit§ion=3″>modify|edit source]
Numerous records of colonial wars have been published. The Household History Library has copies of the majority of them, consisting of:
Minute Man Statue, Lexington, Massachusetts Doreski, Carole. Massachusetts Officers and Soldiers in the Seventeenth Century Conflicts. Boston, Massachusetts: The Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts and the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982.FHL book 974.4 M24d
- “Register of the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1917” (Google Books) (Worldcat) – lists ladies who are members of the society and a description of the ancestors military or political service.
Death of General Warren at the Fight of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War(1775-1783)[ edit|modify source] A guy born in between 1730 and 1765 who lived in Massachusetts is most likely listed in some type of military
record. If he supported the rebellion, he may be discussed in records as a rebel, patriot, or Whig. Those who opposed the rebellion were Loyalists or Tories. For in-depth records of the Revolutionary War, see: 1775-1783 -Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783 atFamilySearch
- — index and images Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. 17 Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: Wright and Potter Printing, 1896-1908. FHL book 974.4 M23m; films 238343-59 and FHL fiche 6046890 Lists soldier’s name, commander’s name, county of enlistment, service dates, unit, age, and stature. White, Virgil D. Genealogical Abstracts of the Revolutionary War Pension Files. Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historic Publishing, 1990. FHL book 973 M28g Consists of names, dates, places, fights combated, and some individual and household details. Chosen Records from Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1969. FHL films 840256-406 Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1969. FHL films 970001-2670 80,000 complete pension files alphabetical by surname. Index to Revolutionary War Service Records.
- Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1995. FHL book 973 M22wv Revealsthe name, rank, and unit of over 390,000 patriots. Transcripts of: United States. Adjutant General’s Office. General Index to Assembled
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future Canada.See the Wiki post, Massachusetts inthe War of 1812, for info concerning military records, histories, links to pertinent web sites, and so on for Massachusetts.There are practical nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. To learn more, see United States in the War of 1812. For worldwide elements of the war, see War of 1812. Mexican War(1846-1848) [edit|edit source] The Mexican War was caused by the addition of Texas by the United States in 1845. A lot of volunteer routines were from
southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later on resided. Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887– 1926.(NARA T317). FHL movies 0537000– 13 Alphabetically organized and consists of the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act submitted under; and state from which application was made. Likewise readily available at: Robarts, William Hugh. Mexican War Veterans: A Complete Lineup of the Regular and Volunteer Soldiers in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848 … Washington, D.C.: Brentano’s, 1887. FHL book 973 M2rwh Digital version available
at Web Archive. Click on these links to read more about the Mexican War and about Mexican War pension records. Civil War( 1861– 1865 )[ edit|modify source] Clara Barton, The Angel of the Battleground, nurse throughout the American Civil War See Massachusetts in the Civil War for information about Massachusetts Civil War records, website, and so on with links to articles about the Massachusetts regiments included in the Civil War. The regimental pages often consist of lists of the companies with links to the counties where the business began. Guy in the companies frequently resided in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can assist when looking into the families
- of the soldiers. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System permits name looking for soldiers. The outcome set offers the programs for the soldiers. Then you can examine the Wiki regiment pages to figure out counties. Typically knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you identify if a soldier was your ancestor. Spanish-American War(1898 )[ modify|edit source] The Spanish-American War was mostly battled in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided. Indexes Harry E. Webber, compensation.” Twelve Months with the Eighth Massachusetts Infantry in the Service of the United States”. Salem, MA. Newcomb and Gauss, Printers, 1908.( Google Books)(Ancestry)-($ )Click the link to read more about the Spanish American War. World War I(1917-1918)[ modify |
Over four million males and females served from the United States. See WWI Draft Records to learn more. The State of Massachusetts, during World War I, operated a details service for the households of those who remained in the numerous branches of the armed forces. These records are: World War II( 1941-1945)[ modify|modify source] On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service performed the 4th of six draft registrations connected to WWII. The “World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: 4th Registration, 1942″is frequently referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration “or the “Old Guy’s Draft “due to the fact that it included males with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897.
Considering that there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have signed up twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records. Likewise readily available at: The second world war United States Armed Force Records provides additional details. Korean War (1950– 1953)[ edit|modify source] The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea(and its communist allies)and South Korea(with assistance of the United Nations, mainly the United States). See the Korean War wiki short article for info on records and
their schedule. The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam(and its communist allies )and South Vietnam(with support of its anti-communist allies, consisting of the United States).
See the Vietnam War
- wiki short article for details on records and their accessibility. Websites [modify|edit source] Military muster rolls and other records are at the Massachusetts State Archives and the Adjutant General’s Workplace. For Massachusetts the following sources are also really valuable: United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry. Enlistments
, Registrations, Medical Checkups, Detachments, Oaths, Rosters, Election Returns, Discharges, Desertions, Resignations, etc.
Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988– 1991.(On 38 Family History Library films.)Microfilm of the initial in the National Guard Supply Depot in Natick, Massachusetts, Telephone :(508 )875– 0678.
The films include detailed records of Massachusetts volunteers, militia and regular army. Records are available for registrations, enlistments, muster rolls, medical records, discharges, casualties, healthcare facility lists, and deaths. The records consist of those of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection in 1899, the 1916 war with Mexico, and World War I. Information is indexed by state, military department, and medical center.