Last updated on May 17th, 2023 at 05:15 am
Search Military Records Online
Military records prove that you or your ancestors serve in the military. It also helps you to find jobs or government benefits. Apart from this, you can also find your ancestors’ records with the help of military records. This post will tell you, how to search military records online and how to find your family history with these documents.
But some of the military records are on paper and you need to get permission to print that and mailed to you. Here we will tell you how many types of military records are and how to search military records online. So be with us and learn all about U.S. military records.
Types of Military Records
Here we give some different types of military records that you can search online or offline.
World War I – Present
The first type of military record is World War I to present where you can search your family history. You can find all these records from National Personnel Records Center. The NPRC has many records including official military personnel files that include,
- Duty stations and assignments
- Qualifications and training
- Disciplinary actions
Before World War I
If your ancestors served army before world war I then you can also request military records. You can also request to search military records online if you are not a next of kin of a military person.
If You Are A Next of Kin
To get a copy of the vet’s military records, you can:
- Start a request online(then print and mail it)
- Mail or fax a Standard Form 180 (SF-180) or a letter
Most of the requests are free.
If You Are Not A Next of Kin
You can also search military records if you are not a next of kin but the information will be limited. Learn how to get non-archival military records from the general public and researchers.
Check The Status of Your Military Records Request
How To Get Military Identification (ID) Card?
Military ID cards are the property of U.S. government for use only by the issued card holder.
Get Or Report A Military ID Card
If you want to replace your military id card then use the ID card office locator to get or replace the id card. Please call the office to verify the id card issuing hours and location. Please keep in mind that bring all the required documents to the id office like pdf.
Report A Lost Or Stolen Id Card
If your card was lost then report it to the id card office or mail it to:
CMS Consumables team
Defense Manpower Data Center
2102 E 21st Street N
Wichitia, Kansas 67214
Correct military service records or discharge
If you have any corrections in your military card then you can correct them by doing a request. Correction likes next of kin, surviving spouse, and legal representative of a deceased.
Other Military Records Search Online
You can also search military records online from the given military records.
- 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 — images
- 1818 – 1872 United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872 at FamilySearch — index and images
- United States, Rolls Of The Soldiers In The Revolutionary War at Findmypast – index & images
War of 1812
- 1812-1815 United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815
- 1812-1910 United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910
- 1846 – 1848 United States Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1887-1926 United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926
- 1861-1865 S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861 – 1865 at MyHeritage – index ($)
- 1861-1866 United States, Compiled Military Service Records Of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With The U.S. Colored Troops, 1861-1866, index.
- 1861-1866 United States, Compiled Military Service Records Of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With The U.S. Colored Troops, 1861-1866 at FamilySearch – How to Use this Collection; index and images
- 1861-1865 United States Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops, 1863-1865 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1865 United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1865 United States, Records Of Confederate Prisoners Of War, 1861-1865 at Findmypast – Index
- 1861-1910 United States Navy Widows’ Certificates, 1861-1910 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1917 United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1934 United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1934 United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1887-1942 United States Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1889-1904 United States Index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office, 1889-1904 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1862-1865 Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865 at FamilySearch — images
- 1864-1866 United States Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1864-1866 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1866 United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866 at FamilySearch — images
- 1861-1866 United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866 at FamilySearch — images
- 1861-1865 United States Confederate Navy and Marine Service Records, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — images
- 1861-1865 United States Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — images
- 1861-1865 United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — images
- 1861-1865 United States, Official Army Register 1861-1865 at Findmypast ($) – index
- 1865-1867 United States Civil War Confederate Applications for Pardons, 1865-1867 at FamilySearch — index
This is how you can search military records online and modify your military records so that you can easily search your ancestor’s history and get government benefits. For any help, contact us at +1-800-697-1474 anytime. you can also use our live chat support service for free support.