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Military Service Records: Selective Resources in the MSU Libraries: Home

General Resources

Veterans Service Records
Web site from the National Archives and Records Administration. Contains information about obtaining copies of records, using military service records for research, replacing lost medals and awards, and a sample of World War II photos.

A subscription service that "provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served."

Military service records : a select catalog of National Archives microfilm publications. 1985.
Print version   Online version

Military service records at the National Archives. 2007.  Print version Online version 

Presidential libraries holdings relating to prisoners of war and missing in action. 2007 Print version    Online version

U.S. military records : a guide to federal and state sources, Colonial America to the present. 1994




World War I

Great war : a guide to the service records of all the world's fighting men and volunteers.  1998

Uncle, we are ready! : registering America's men, 1917-1918 : a guide to researching World War I draft registration cards  2001

World War II 

Finding information on personal participation in World War II. 2007.  Print version   Online version
Print version   Online version

Finding your father's war : a practical guide to researching and understanding service in the World War II US Army

Records relating to personal participation in World War II :

WWII military records : a family historian's guide