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272nd Infantry Group Records FREE
Members of the 272nd Infantry Group share their history and experiences through photos, scrapbooks, memorials, and personal memoirs.
380th Bomb Group Records FREE
Members of the 380th Bomb Group share their history and experiences through photos, scrapbooks, memorials, and personal memoirs.
498th Bomb Group Records FREE
Members of the 498th Bomb Group share their history and experiences through photos, scrapbooks, memorials, and personal memoirs.
499th Bomb Group Records FREE
Members of the 499th Bomb Group share their history and experiences through photos, scrapbooks, memorials, and personal memoirs.
Admiralty Records, Key West FREE
NARA M1360. Admiralty final record books, 1829-1911, created by the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida and its predecessors.
Airmen Died in the Great War
This collections contains records of all British and Commonwealth airmen who died during WWI.
American Battle Monuments Commission FREE
The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), established in 1923, commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces.
American Colonization Society FREE
Documents relating to the American Colonization Society, 1792-1964, an organization best known for its role in founding Liberia.
American Milestone Documents
View images of original documents representing some of the most historic milestones in United States history.
Amistad - Federal court records FREE
NARA M1753. Court records pertaining to the claims of salvage for the Spanish schooner "Amistad," seized in 1839 by the US Navy.
Amistad - Supreme Court records FREE
NARA M2012. This Supreme Court case deals with issues of salvage of the "Amistad," a ship carrying slaves seized by the US Navy in 1839.
Anti-Slavery Manuscripts Collection FREE
Letters and related documents from those involved in the anti-slavery movement in Massachusetts, dated approximately 1830-1870.
Area File of the Naval Records Collection, 1775-1910
Naval Records from 1775-1910. Documents accumulated from naval officers while in command of squadrons or single vessels.
Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
NARA M233. Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914.
Army Registers, 1798-1969
Registers of officers who served in the U.S. Army, 1798-1969 (scattered dates).
Australia Military Book Collection
A collection of military books from various parts of Australia.
Australia WWI Service Records
Service dossiers for Australians who served in the First World War.
Australia WWII Service Records
This database consists of service records for Australians who served during World War II in the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
Bayland Orphan Home Records
Financial records, correspondence, and other materials document activities of the Board of Trustees of the Bayland Orphan Home from 1867 to 1948.
Biographies of British Casualties Who Fought in India
List of British soldiers who died fighting in India in the 19th Century.
Biographies of Fallen British Officers
Officer casualties from the British Expeditionary Force.
Biographies of Fallen British Officers, Afghan War
Biographies of approximately 140 British officers who fell during the Afghan War.
Biographies of Irish WWI Fallen Officers
Officer casualties of Irish regiments and Irish officers of British regiments who died and were mentioned in dispatches from August 1914 to July 1916.
Board of Commissioners - Emancipation of Slaves in DC
NARA M520. Records of the Board of Commissioners for the Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-63.
Boston Public Library Collections
Historical and documentary photographs, with an emphasis on New England and the Boston region, from the collections of the Boston Public Library.
Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Index FREE
Index of approved and disapproved bounty-land applications for soldiers who served post-Revolutionary War, 1790-1855.
British Army Lists
Lists of individuals who served in the British Army from 1882-1962.
British Army Recipients of the Military Medal
Collection includes the names of the British Army recipients of the Military Medal as well as the second and third award bars during WWI.
British Army WWI Pension Records
The British "Unburnt Collection" of Pension Records from WWI.
British Army WWI Service Records
Service Records for the men who have served in the British Army in WWI.
British Battle Casualties of the Crimean War
Lists of British soldiers who fought in battles of the Crimean War 1854-1856.
British Companions of the DSO Awards, 1923-2010
A comprehensive list of the recipients of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) from the British Navy and Royal Marines.
British Jewry Book of Honour
Contributing book of the 50,000 Jews who served in the British forces in WWI.
British Military Discharge Indexes
These lists comprise the names and service numbers of those who were discharged from the armed forces after 1920 and born before 1901.
British Recipients of the Military Cross
Register of recipients of the Military Cross 1914–1920: Army, Sea, and Air.
British WWI Honourable Women
Biographies detailing the wartime work of approximately 230 society women.
British WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards
This collection is the most complete listing of individuals who fought in the British Army in WWI.
British WWI Service Women Casualties
A list of British Service Women who lost their lives during WWI.
British WWI Stories of Heroism
Describes many heroic deeds of WWI that resulted in numerous awards to British soldiers and sailors.
British WWI Wounded and Missing
List of wounded and missing British, Australian, Canadian, South African personnel in all theatres of war about whom enquiries have been made.
British WWII Commando Gallantry Awards
A record of the the gallantry awards won by British Commandos of WWII.
British WWII Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations
A comprehensive list of the British soldiers who received the second highest award for gallantry during WWII.
Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service
Registers and other records providing details on soldiers and officers in British military units that served in Canada.
Canada, Certificates of Military Instruction
A diverse group of students' certificates from the military schools of Canada.
Canada, Ledgers of CEF Officers Transferring to Royal Flying Corps
Records include name, address, date of birth, next of kin, appointments and promotions, decorations and honours, medical information, and civilian employment.
Canada, Widows' Pension Applications for British Military Officers
Pension applications submitted by widows, relatives or children for British Military Officers.
Casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts
Casualties from Persian Gulf War FREE
U.S. Casualties from the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991.
Census - US Federal 1860
NARA M653. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860 population schedules.
Census - US Federal 1900
NARA T623. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900 population schedules.
Census - US Federal 1910
NARA T624. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 population schedules.
Census - US Federal 1920
NARA T625. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920 population schedules.
Census - US Federal 1930
NARA T626. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930.
Cherokee Indian Agency (TN)
NARA M208. These records include correspondence, agency letter books, fiscal records, and records of the Agent for Cherokee Removal.
Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in America's population centers within city directories.
Civil War "Widows' Pensions"
Approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.
Civil War - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records
NARA M1659. These are records of one of the first black Union regiments formed in the Civil War.
Civil War - Official Records of Union and Confederate Navies
NARA M275. The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, was compiled and published by the Department of the Navy, 1894-1922.
Civil War Horse Soldier Artifacts Collection FREE
Images and descriptions of Union and Confederate Civil War artifacts, organized when available by the name of the soldier associated with the item.
Civil War Maps FREE
Maps, charts, and atlases depicting battles, troop positions and movements, engagements, and fortifications during the Civil War, 1861-1865.
Civil War Pensions Index
NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1900, grouped according to the units in which the veterans served.
Civil War Photos FREE
Photographs taken primarily by Mathew B. Brady and his team of photographers during the Civil War.
Civil War Service Records
Compiled service records for the Civil War include each soldier's name, rank, details about his service, and often a physical description.
Civil War Subversion Investigations
NARA M797. Case files of the "Turner-Baker papers," relating to investigations of subversive activities in the Civil War.
Confederate Amnesty Papers FREE
NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
Confederate Casualty Reports
NARA M836. Lists of killed, wounded, and missing soldiers, together with narrative reports of the action, submitted after battles.
Confederate Citizens File
NARA M346. Known as the "Citizens File," these original records pertain to goods furnished or services rendered to the Confederate government by private individuals or business firms.
Confederate Letters, 1861-1865
Letters received in the Office of the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General from April 1861 to April 1865
Confederate Navy Subject File
NARA M1091. Records from the Confederate Navy during the Civil War, organized by subjects ranging from ships to prisoners of war.
Confidential Correspondence of the Navy, 1919-1927
NARA M1140. Post-WWI communications between OPNAV and the bureaus, fleet units, and shore commands of the Navy Department.
Connecticut WWI Service Rosters
Information from service records relating to Connecticut men and women in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War I, 1917-1920.
Constitutional Convention Records FREE
NARA M866. Journals of proceedings, early drafts, and other papers relating to the formation of the US Constitution.
Continental Congress - Misc FREE
NARA M332. When the records of the Papers of the Continental Congress were first arranged in 1834, these documents were not included.
Continental Congress - Papers FREE
NARA M247. The correspondence, journals, committee reports, and records of the Continental Congress (1774-1789).
Contributed Military Group Records
Court Slave Records for DC
NARA M433. Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-63, including emancipation and manumission papers.
Custer's Court Martial FREE
NARA T1103. This 352-page publication contains documents relating to the 1867 court martial of George Armstrong Custer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Cuyahoga County Birth Returns (OH)
These are birth returns for Cuyahoga County, Ohio (primarily the City of Cleveland), for 1871-1908. Browse by year and surname.
Dachau Entry Registers FREE
NARA M1938. The entry registers for Dachau list prisoners by name and number. Later registers also include birthdate, birthplace, and nationality.
Danish West Indies - Slavery and Emancipation
NARA M1883. These records cover the institution of slavery and the emancipation of slaves in the Virgin Islands during Danish rule, 1672-1917.
Dawes Enrollment Cards
NARA M1186. These enrollment cards are a census-like listing for members of five Native American tribes, 1898-1914.
NARA M1301. The Dawes Commission negotiated with tribal members who received common property in return for abolishing their tribal governments.
Deseret Iron Company Account Book (UT) FREE
Ledger book listing employee accounts, division of labor, and payroll for Iron Mission pioneers in Iron County, Utah, 1854-67.
Discharge Certificates and Misc Records of the Regular Army, 1792-1815
Discharge and misc records relating to soldiers from the Regular Army, 1792-1815
Distinguished Conduct Medals
Awards given to forces from throughout the British Empire during WWI.
Domestic Letters of the Department of State FREE
NARA M40. Copies of miscellaneous letters sent from the US State Department between 1784 and 1906.
Eastern Cherokee Applications
NARA M1104. Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909.
FBI Case Files
NARA M1085. Before it was called the FBI, the Bureau of Investigation investigated real and perceived threats to the nation and its citizens.
Fenian Raids Bounty Lists
The Fenian Raids Bounty Lists is a collection which consists of bounty lists for veterans who claimed land grants for having served during the Fenian Raids of 1866 to 1871 in Canada.
Final Payment Vouchers - Delaware
NARA M2079. Final pension payment vouchers for Revolutionary War veterans residing in Delaware.
Final Payment Vouchers - Georgia
NARA M1746. Final pension payment vouchers for Revolutionary War veterans residing in Georgia.
Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864
These slips serve as an index to final and last payments to over 65,000 veterans of the Revolutionary War and some later wars.
Final Statements, 1862-1899
Final statements of deceased soldiers of the U.S. Infantry during and after the Civil War. Digitized from NARA textual records.
Flossenburg Entry Registers FREE
NARA M1935. Inmate entry registers for Flossenburg Concentration Camp, 1938-1945.
Foreign Burial of American War Dead FREE
Records of American soldiers and sailors buried abroad, dating back to the earliest wars and military conflicts in U.S. history.
Foreign Letters of the Continental Congress FREE
NARA M61. Copies of letters sent from the U.S. Department of State and The Continental Congress to ministers and consuls abroad.
General Orders of Confederate War Dept
NARA M901. Four volumes of general orders and numbered circulars issued by the Confederate War Department, with name and subject index.
George Washington Correspondence FREE
NARA M570. Copies of letters sent by President Washington to secretaries of state John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, and others.
Gorrell's History - AEF Air Service
NARA M990. Historical narratives, reports, photographs, and other records that document administrative, technical, and tactical activities of the Air Service in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.
Guion Miller Roll
NARA M685. The Guion Miller Roll is perhaps the most important source for Cherokee genealogical research. Applications typically include Indian names, residences, dates and places of birth, marriage status, and names of spouses.
Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
Applications for headstones to be provided for deceased U.S. military personnel, 1925-1963.
Heitman's Register and Dictionary of the US Army FREE
Alphabetical lists of officers who served in the United States Army from 1789 to 1903, with supporting charts, tables, and military history.
Hesse Crown Jewels Court-Martial
NARA M1899. Trial records of three American officers charged with stealing $2.5 million in jewels and property from Kronberg Castle in 1945.
A collection of records pertaining to valuable artwork and other property appropriated by the Nazis during and after World War II.
Homestead Records (NE) FREE
Land entry case files and homestead final certificates from the Records of the Bureau of Land Management. They are scanned from textual records.
Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926
Index to pension file relating to service in the Indian campaigns between 1817 and 1898.
Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940
NARA M595. This title consists of census rolls submitted annually by agents or superintendents of Indian reservations as required by an 1884 Act of Congress.
Indian Wars Service Record Index
NARA M629. Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the Indian wars and disturbances from 1815 to 1858.
Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham Pensioner Discharge Documents
Pensioners' certificates from the Royal Kilmainham Hospital in Ireland.
Japanese Air Target Analyses
NARA M1653. WWII Japanese air target analyses, objectives, and aerial photographs, 1942-45, from the records of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey.
Korean War Casualties FREE
Records on U.S. Army officers and soldiers killed or wounded in the Korean War, for the period 2/13/1950-12/31/1953 (created, 1950 - 1970).
Letters Received by Commission Branch, 1863-1870
NARA M1064. Letters and their enclosures received by the Commission Branch of the Adjutant General's Office, 1863-70.
Letters Received by Commission Branch, 1874-1894
NARA M1395. Letters Received by the Appointment Commission and Personal (ACP) Branch, within the Adjutant General's Office, 1871-1894 (Record Group 94).
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1805-1821
NARA M566. Letters received by the Adjutant General's Office during the period 1805-21, including many relating to the War of 1812.
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1822-1860
NARA M567. Unbound letters, with their enclosures, received by the Adjutant General, 1822-1860.
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1861-1870
NARA M619. Letters received by the Adjutant General's Office, 1860-70, during and after the Civil War period.
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880
NARA M666. Unbound letters, with their enclosures, received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880.
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1881-1889
Unbound letters, with their enclosures, received by the Adjutant General, 1881-1889.
Letters Received by the Secretary of Navy ("Captains' Letters")
NARA M125. "Captains' Letters" are from 413 bound volumes of letters received by the Secretary of the Navy from captains, 1805-61 and 1866-85.
Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from Commanding Officers of Squadrons
Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from Commanding Officers of Squadrons("Squadron Letters"), 1841-1886
Lincoln Assassination Papers FREE
NARA M599. Reports, correspondence, and testimony of persons connected with the Lincoln assassination trial. Also exhibits, court martial proceedings, and contemporary issues of the Daily National Intelligencer.
Massachusetts Printed Vital Records
Births, marriages, and deaths retrieved from various pre-1850 sources are published in these classic volumes known as the "Tan Books" for many Massachusetts' cities and towns.
Massachusetts Vital Record Transcripts
Handwritten copies of vital records from 178 Massachusetts towns, extracted from original town manuscripts.
Massachusetts Vital Records
Original early documents from Massachusetts towns, including vital records, town meeting minutes, statistics, and some church records.
Massachusetts Vital Records (Boston)
Boston Vital Records, 1630-1849; Boston Births, 1849-95; Boston Deaths, 1849-90; and Out-of-Town Marriages, 1858-95.
Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895
Massachusetts State-Wide Indexes are published every five years and reference all vital records submitted to the state by towns and cities of the Commonwealth after 1841.
Mauthausen Death Books FREE
NARA T990. Death Books from the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in upper Austria.
Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-2013 FREE
Medal of Honor recipients, published in two volumes, 1863-1978 and 1979-2013.
Mexican War Service Records
Compiled service records for those who fought for the United States in the Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Michigan & Illinois Indian Wars Service Records
Compiled Service Records of Michigan and Illinois Volunteer who Served During the Winnebago Indian Disturbances of 1827.
A collection of military books from various countries of the British Commonwealth.
Military Intelligence Division - Negro Subversion
NARA M1440. Record cards and correspondence of the Military Intelligence Division relating to activities of blacks in civilian and military life.
Military Phone Directory
A book of addresses and telephone numbers for military personnel.
Miscellaneous Records Of The Navy Department
Miscellaneous Records Of The Navy Department
Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII
NARA M1380. Over 16,000 case files of Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) and related records of the US Army Air Forces, 1942-1947.
Mormon Battalion Pension Files
NARA T1196. The Mormon Battalion was formed in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1846, to support the U.S. troops in California during the Mexican War.
National WWI Museum Portrait Photographs FREE
Courtesy of the National WWI Museum, we present over 500 portrait photos of soldiers, sailors, and nurses who served between 1914-1918.
When the United States became an independent country, it enacted rules for citizenship. Over the decades, the resulting records evolved from simple forms to more complete documents with full details of a new citizen's immigrant experience.
Naval Enlistment Weekly Returns, 1855-1891
NARA M1953. U.S. Navy enlistment records during the Civil War, including 6 years prior and 26 years after the war.
Naval Officers Service Records
NARA M1328. This collections contains the records of officers' appointments, promotions, and retirement.
Navy and Marine Corps Officer Registers
Annually published lists of officers and warrant officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Navy and Marine Corps Officers, 1775-1900 FREE
Callahan's List of Navy and Marine Corps Officers is a register of officers who served in the United States Navy and Marine Corps between 1775 and 1900.
Navy Casualty Reports, 1776-1941
These reports document casualties of Navy personnel, whether by enemy action, accident, imprisonment, or disease. Deaths in both wartime and peacetime are covered.
Navy Courts Martial Records, 1799-1867
NARA M273. Records of General Courts Martial and Courts of Inquiry of the Navy Department, 1799-1867.
Navy Cruise Books, 1918-2009
U.S. Navy cruise books for various years and ships, 1918 to 2009.
Navy Muster Rolls, 1949-1971
Muster rolls of U.S. Navy ships, stations, and other naval activities, 1949-1971.
Navy Officers’ Letters 1802-1884
Officers' letters to the Secretary of the Navy by officers assigned to ships, stations, and Navy bureaus.
Navy Survivors' Certificates
NARA M1469. These files document the name, age, residence, date and place of birth of Navy veterans submitted between 1861 and 1910.
Navy Survivors' Originals (Disapproved)
NARA M1408. Disapproved pension application files of U.S. Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.
Navy Widows' Certificates
NARA M1279. Approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of U.S. Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.
Navy Widows' Originals (Disapproved)
NARA M1274. Disapproved pension applications of widows and other dependents of U.S. Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.
New York 174th Regiment Service Cards FREE
Index cards for those enlisting in the New York 174th Regiment reserve unit in the years leading up to WWII, 1936-1940.
New York 74th Regiment Service Cards
Enlistment cards for men who served in the 74th Infantry of the New York National Guard in World War I.
New York Army National Guard Service Cards (Selected)
Service card file of selected New York National Guard enlisted men and noncommissioned officers activated for federal service during WWII.
New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts
Abstracts from original muster rolls for New York State infantry units involved in the Civil War. 1861-1900
New York Civil War Regiment Lists
Published lists of commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates organized in New York during the U.S. Civil War.
New York National Guard Personnel Jackets
Personnel jackets containing records for men serving in the New York National Guard in the early 20th century.
New York National Guard Shooting Matches
These are digitized volumes of National Guard shooting matches with names, prizes, and scores of the winners and other participants.
New York State Adjutant General Reports, 1846-1995 FREE
Annual reports submitted to the New York State Legislature, 1846-1995, by the Adjutant General of the NY National Guard.
New York State Military Museum Photos (Civil War - Vietnam War) FREE
Over a thousand photographs of men and their regiments serving from New York, mostly in the Civil War area, but in later conflicts, too.
New Zealand Expeditionary Force Records
Book of New Zealand personal service information from WWI.
New Zealand WWI Service Records
New Zealand, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920
New Zealand, WWII Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations
Documents include the serviceman's name, rank (and new rank if applicable), date of appointment, promotion, transfer or resignation, and regiment.
Historic newspapers in large cities around the globe give us a unique, timeless perspective of world events; while papers from smaller towns provide a regional view of worldwide and local events.
Numbered Record Books
NARA M853. Numbered record books include indexes, records of military operations and service, records of accounts, and supply records.
Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards, 1804-1958
This database contains grave registration cards for soldiers from Ohio who served in the armed forces, mainly from the time of the War of 1812 up through the 1950s.
Passport Applications, 1795-1905 FREE
NARA M1372. Images of handwritten letters and application forms for U.S. passports, 1795-1905.
Pearl Harbor Muster Rolls
Muster rolls of ships based at Pearl Harbor, 1939-47.
Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial FREE
Every-name searchable image of the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
Pennsylvania Archives FREE
The Pennsylvania State Archives published 10 series of historical records (138 volumes) covering the initial colonial settlement through the Civil War.
Pension Numerical Index
NARA A1158. Pensions indexed by number for Army or Navy service in the Civil War and later, 1860-1934.
Pentagon Papers FREE
The top-secret Pentagon Papers, published by the New York Times in 1971, revealed to the American public damaging insights into the U.S. policy in Vietnam, 1940-1968.
Photos - Brady Civil War FREE
NARA T252. Brady coordinated a team of photographers to document the Civil War, resulting in over 5,600 portraits, landscapes, and battle scenes.
Photos - Coolidge FREE
NARA M867. About 400 captioned photographs taken before, during, and after the presidency of Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States.
Photos - Eisenhower FREE
NARA M868. About 500 captioned photographs taken before and during the presidency of Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States.
Photos - Fine Arts Commission, Series G FREE
NARA M1148. General Photographs of the Fine Arts Commission (Series G), ca. 1650-1950.
Photos - Franklin D Roosevelt FREE
NARA M865. About 650 captioned photographs taken before and during the presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States.
Photos - Native Americans (Rinehart) FREE
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, we present Frank A. Rinehart's 1898 Native American photographs, unique in their quality and dignity.
Photos - Truman FREE
NARA M835. About 1,000 captioned photographs taken before, during, and after the presidency of Harry S Truman, 33rd president of the United States.
Photos - Vietnam Marine Corps (B/W) FREE
U.S. Defense Department photographs of activities in Vietnam, 1962-75, including equipment, facilities, officials, soldiers, Vietnamese civilians, among others.
Photos - Vietnam War Army FREE
Photos of activities in Vietnam in which the U.S. Army was engaged, including combat scenes, defoliation, military ceremonies, combat scenes, and other actions and related troops
Photos - Vietnam War Marine Corps FREE
U.S. Defense Department photos of activities in Vietnam, including aerial views, Vietnamese civilians, weapons, combat scenes, and other actions and people.
Photos - Vietnam War Navy FREE
Photos of activities in Vietnam in which the U.S. Navy was engaged, reproduced from NARA's Vis-Aid Index to Photographs of U.S. Navy Activities, 1958-1981.
Photos - WW II Japanese FREE
NARA M1733. Photographs of Japanese Soldiers and of Allied Prisoners of War, 1942-1945.
Project Blue Book - UFO Investigations FREE
NARA T1206. Records and case files relating to investigations of sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
Queen's Canadian Military Hospital Registers
Records in this collection include registers of admission and discharge, and rolls of patient transfers.
Ratified Amendments to the US Constitution FREE
NARA M1518. These records from sixteen rolls of NARA microfilm relate to each constitutional amendment as ratified by state legislatures.
Ratified Indian Treaties
NARA M668. Ratified Indian treaties, 1722-1869; listed chronologically with date, place, tribe, and links to images of related papers.
Records of the 27th Division of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I), 1917-1919
Records of the National Guard of New York, including the 6th Division commanded by Major General John F. O'Ryan.
Records of the American Commission for the Protection of Historic Monuments,1943-1946
Records of the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas (the Roberts Commission), 1943-1946
Registro Central de Esclavos
NARA T1121. Slave schedules from among the Records of the Spanish Governors of Puerto Rico, 1872.
Rendezvous Reports Index - Before and After Civil War FREE
NARA T1098. An index to rendezvous reports from before the Civil War (1846-1861) to after the Civil War (1865-1884).
Rendezvous Reports Index - Civil War
NARA T1099. An index to rendezvous reports during the Civil War, 1861-1865.
Rendezvous Reports Index - WWI Armed Guard Personnel
NARA T1101. An index to rendezvous reports for Armed Guard Personnel during and after World War I, 1917-1920.
Rendezvous Reports Index - WWI Naval Auxiliary Service
NARA T1100. An index to rendezvous reports for the Naval Auxiliary Service during World War I, 1917-1918.
Returns from Regular Army Coast Artillery Corps Companies, 1901-1916
Returns from Regular Army Coast Artillery Corps Companies, 1901-1916
Revolutionary War Manuscript File
NARA M859. Miscellaneous numbered records of Revolutionary War military operations, service of individuals, pay and settlement of accounts, and supplies.
Revolutionary War Pensions
NARA M804. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
Revolutionary War Prize Cases - Captured Vessels
NARA M162. Prize cases heard on appeal from Colonial and state courts by the Continental Congress and the Court of Appeals in Cases of Capture.
Revolutionary War Rolls
NARA M246. Muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other miscellaneous personnel, pay, and supply records of American Army units, 1775-83.
Revolutionary War Service and Imprisonment Cards
Two sets in this series list men sent to England's Forton and Old Mill prisons during the Revolution. A third set pertains to men who served under John Paul Jones.
Revolutionary War Service Records
NARA M881. Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783.
Revolutionary War Service Records - Navy
NARA M880. Compiled service records of naval personnel and members of the Departments of the Quartermaster General and Commissary General of Military Store.
Royal Air Force Muster Roll
Collection encompasses the RAF muster roll at the time of its creation on 1 April 1918 and lists by service number.
Royal Navy Registers of Seamen Services
These registers record the service of seamen in the Royal Navy. Records include birthdate, birthplace, vessels served on, and dates of service.
Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization
NARA M160. Letters and other documents relating to the suppression of the African slave trade and the colonization of recaptured and free Negroes.
Service Records of Volunteers, 1784-1811
NARA M905. Compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served between the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Social Security Death Index FREE
The SSDI (Social Security Death Index) is a database of deceased individuals with social security numbers, and whose deaths were reported to the SSA.
South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872
South Carolina court records relating to estate and personal assets.
Southern Claims Commission
In the 1870s, southerners claimed compensation from the US government for items used by the Union Army, ranging from corn and horses, to trees and church buildings.
Spanish-American War Service Record Index
NARA M871. Alphabetical card index to the compiled service records of volunteer soldiers in the Spanish-American War, arranged alphabetically by state or territory.
Spanish-American War Service Records - Florida
NARA M1087. Compiled military service records (CMSRs) for volunteer soldiers in the Florida infantry who served in the 1898 Spanish-American War.
State Dept Records - France FREE
NARA M1442. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of France, 1930-1939.
State Dept Records - Russia FREE
NARA T1249. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of the Soviet Union, 1930-1939.
Sultana Disaster, April 1865 FREE
NARA M1878. Records relating to the April 27, 1865, explosion of the steamer "Sultana," including lists of those aboard the ship.
Tasmania, Returned Soldiers Settlement Land Records
Settlement applications for soldiers returning from WWI to Tasmania.
Texas Birth Certificates
Official birth certificates from the Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, for the years 1903-10 and 1926-29.
Texas Death Certificates
Official death certificates from the Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics for the years 1890-1976.
Town Records - Goffstown NH FREE
Published annual reports for the town of Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, selected years 1890-1900.
Town Records - Hancock NH FREE
Handwritten records for the town of Hancock, NH; also includes church records and Records of the Union Association of Ministers, 1812-1839.
Town Records - South Boston, VA FREE
Minute books for the City of South Boston, Halifax County, Virginia, for the years 1905-1925 and 1949-1999.
UK, Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
UK, Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects
This database contains records detailing the money owed to soldiers of the British Army who died in service from 1901 to 1929.
UK, Courts Martial Registers
Various UK naval and military courts martial registers, including records from Naval, Field General, Military, District and General Courts.
UK, Military Deserters
Lists of UK deserters from 1812 to 1927.
UK, Navy Lists
The Royal Navy's official published list of officers including multiple volumes of the Navy List.
UK, Royal Air Force Airmen Records, 1918-1940
This collection comprises records of Airmen serving in the Royal Air Force during the years 1918 up to, and including, 1940.
UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Admission and Discharge Records
Contains registers from the Royal Hospital Chelsea of discharged soldiers.
UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records
This collection comprises service documents of soldiers (but not officers) who either became in- or out-pensioners of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals
Contains indexed images of medical journals from 19th-century British ships, including names of patients, other passengers and crew.
UK, WWI War Diaries (France, Belgium, and Germany)
Known as "war diaries," these are daily operational journals created by British Army commands throughout the United Kingdom during WWI.
UK, WWI War Diaries (Gallipoli-Dardanelles)
Known as "war diaries," these are daily operational journals created by British Army commands throughout the United Kingdom during WWI.
Union Citizens File
NARA M345. Documents relating to civilians who came into contact with the Army during the Civil War, including deserters, thieves, and spies.
US Army WWI Transport Service, Passenger Lists
The records in this collection consist of passenger lists created between 1910 and 1939.
US Expeditionary Force, North Russia
NARA M924. In 1918 and 1919, U.S. forces participated in security operations in North Russia, near the ports of Murmansk and Archangel.
US Marine Corps Casualty Indexes
A list of the U.S. Marine casualties from World War II.
US Military Academy Cadet Application Papers
NARA M688. These applications come from the U.S. Military Academy (also known as West Point) and the the U.S. Naval Academy.
US Navy Support Books
These records are donated "yearbooks" that cover an operational deployment, training group, base, or similar group or institution.
US Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards
NARA M850. This collection consists of pension payment cards, showing payments made between 1907 and 1933 to members of the Regular Military Establishment.
Utah Territorial Case Files FREE
NARA M1401. Judicial records originating in the seats of the four U.S. districts prior to Utah statehood: Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, and Beaver.
Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File FREE
The BIRLS database contains information on men and women who enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Vietnam Service Awards FREE
Recommendations for awarding Presidential Unit Citations (PUC), Valorous Unit Awards (VUA), and the Meritorious Unit Commendations (MUC).
Vietnam Veterans Memorial FREE
Every-name searchable image of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the "Wall," in Washington, DC.
Virginia Half Pay Pension Application Files
This collection includes 279 pension application files based on military and naval service in the Revolutionary War, a large number of which pertain to half-pay pensions of Virginia soldiers and sailors.
War of 1812 Military Bounty Land Warrants
Reproduced 105 bound volumes containing two series of military bounty land warrants issued between 1815 and 1858 to veterans of the War of 1812.
War of 1812 Pension Files FREE
The War of 1812 pension files resulted from a man's service during the war, 1812-1815. They were granted to the veteran, his widow, or his heirs.
War of 1812 Prize Cases, Southern Dist Court, NY
NARA M928. Case files and prize records relating to maritime property seized at the country's leading port and commercial center, 1812-16.
War of 1812 Service Records
Compiled service records for the War of 1812 include each man's name, rank, details about his service, and often a physical description.
War of 1812 Society Applications
WWI - State Dept Records
NARA M367. These records are mostly instructions to and dispatches from diplomatic and consular officials relating to World War I and its termination.
WWI Canadian Soldiers
Service files for soldiers, nurses, and chaplains who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during WWI.
WWI Civilian Draft Registrations
Index of the draft registration cards between 1917 and 1918 for both citizens and aliens.
WWI Draft Registration Cards
In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men living in the United States completed a World War I draft registration card.
WWI Military Cablegrams - AEF and War Dept
NARA M930. Regular, confidential, and courier cablegrams exchanged between General Headquarters, AEF HQ, and the War Department.
WWI New York Army Cards
Records of National Guard Service men serving in World War I from New York.
WWI Officer Experience Reports - AEF
Historical Reports of the Chief Engineer, documenting the period April 1, 1917 to August 31, 1920, from the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces.
WWI Panoramic Unit Photos FREE
Panoramic Photos taken during World War I featuring soldiers, cemeteries, military camps, and other various scenes.
WWI Supreme War Council, American records
NARA M923. The Supreme War Council, with representatives from the U.S., Italy, France, and Great Britain, considered policy pertinent to the Great War.
WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards
WWII draft cards from the Fourth Registration, often called the "Old Man's Draft," because it registered men who were 45 to 64 years old at the time.
WWII 27th Army Division Photos FREE
Over 250 photos of the Army 27th Infantry Division's operations in the Pacific Theater during 1943 and 1944.
WWII Allied Military Conferences
NARA M995. Reports, maps, charts, and other documents from ten Allied military conferences, held by the Americans and British to coordinate war plans.
WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel, from RG 407, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981.
WWII Army Enlistment Records
Enlistment information for Army personnel from 1938 to 1946, with the greatest number of records from the years during World War II.
WWII Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files
Membership Cards providing details on women who joined the Cadet Nurse Corps created during World War II.
WWII Captured German Records FREE
NARA A3355. Lists and Registers of German Concentration Camp Inmates, compiled 1946-1958, documenting the period 1942-1945.
WWII Distinguished Flying Medals for British Soldiers
A listing of approximately six thousand British recipients of the Distinguished Flying Medal from WWII.
WWII Draft Registration Cards
Draft registration cards compiled from multiple registrations beginning in 1940, for men 18 to 45 years old.
WWII European Theater Army Records
These records cover operations of the European Theater during World War II, as collected, maintained, and organized by the Army's historical division staff.
WWII Foreign Military Studies, 1945-54
NARA M1035. Manuscripts assembled under the Foreign Military Studies program of the Historical Division, U.S. Army Europe, 1945-54.
WWII German Documents Among War Crimes Records FREE
NARA T1021. German documents predating May 8, 1945, found among the War Crimes Records of the U.S. Judge Advocate Division, Europe.
WWII JAG Case Files, Pacific - Army
NARA C73. Trial documents relating to Japanese prisoners of war and crimes committed during World War II.
WWII JAG Case Files, Pacific - Navy
NARA C72. Trial documents relating to Japanese prisoners of war and crimes committed during World War II.
WWII Naval Press Clippings
NARA P2012. Newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the 13th Naval District and its personnel from World War II through 1960.
WWII Navy Muster Rolls
Muster rolls of U.S. Navy ships, stations, and other naval activities, 1939-1949.
WWII Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualty List FREE
WWII war casualties for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel published from data originally within Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (RG 24).
WWII Nuernberg Interrogation Records FREE
NARA M1270. Transcribed interrogation records relate to the prosecution of war criminals in proceedings at Nuernberg, 1945-47.
WWII Submarine Patrol Reports
NARA M1752. War patrol reports of active duty U.S. Navy submarines relate the conditions of the subs, attacks against the enemy, and weather reports.
WWII US Air Force Photos FREE
This series of photos documents an important era in US military aviation history, especially activities of the US Air Force during World War II.
WWII War Diaries
Known as "war diaries," these are daily operational journals created by various naval commands throughout the Navy during WWII.
War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 FREE
About War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts (AHAC) FREE
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world.
UK, WWI Pension Ledgers, 1914-1923
UK, WWI pension ledgers and index cards for personnel and related, who filed for a pension.