U.S., Select Military Registers, 1862-1985

This record collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) contains registers of active duty and retired U.S. military personnel. Most registers list officers only.

Military chaplains (Defense.gov photo)
Military chaplains (Defense.gov photo)

The majority of this collection covers U.S. Army and Navy personnel, though lists for the Air Force, Marine Corps, and the National Guard are included as well. This record collection does not include all possible years for each publication listed.

The amount of information provided varies according to record source, but usually includes at least the following:

    full name
    rank
    unit
    service history
    birth date
    birthplace or state of residence
    education level
    promotion dates
    awards

You should always View Record for an individual, as additional information may be provided.

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