Examples of documents I search include, but are not limited to, the list below.  Depending on your research objective, and time permitting, a research session may involve any combination of these records and/or other record types not listed here:

MILITARY RECORDS

Service Records

  • Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF)
  • DD Form 214, Record of Separation, or equivalent (e.g., WD-series discharge)
  • Auxiliary Records
  • Officer Commissions & Appointments
  • Pay Vouchers
  • Officer Pay Cards
  • Selective Service Records
  • General Courts-Martial
  • Prisoners of War Records
  • Casualty and Death Records
  • Medical Reports and Lists
  • Bounty Land Grants
  • Pension Files
  • Veteran Census Records

Organization & Small Unit Records

  • Morning Reports
  • Unit Rosters
  • Muster Rolls
  • Unit Histories
  • Historical Monographs
  • Order of Battle
  • Tables of Organization & Equipment
  • General Orders
  • Special Orders
  • Deck Logs
  • Payrolls
  • War Diaries
  • Field Orders
  • Field Messages
  • Operations Reports
  • War Diaries
  • Journals of Operations
  • Patrol Reports
  • Intelligence Reports
  • Operations Maps
  • Barrage Charts
  • Military Sketches
  • Photographs

CIVIL RECORDS

  • Census Records
  • Passenger Arrivals
  • Border Crossings
  • Naturalization Records
  • Birth Certificates
  • Baptismal Records
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Marriage Applications
  • Death Certificates
  • Wills
  • Estate/Land Records
  • Local Histories
  • Church Records

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