General Military Resources


These general resources can be used when searching for veteran information regardless of conflict.

American Battle Monuments Commission
Search the database for veterans buried overseas. You can order a lithograph of the grave of your ancestor who is buried in an American overseas cemetery. Submit your request online.

Defense Prisoner of War * Missing Personnel Office
A database of service personnel not recovered during WWII. There are other conflicts and wars available to search on this website.

Department of Veterans Affairs 
Grave Locator Database

FBI Records
Find information on requesting records from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Military Archives Holdings of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik ArchivesThis website holds information for the US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps as well as additional information on World War I and World War II.

National Personnel Records Center
Looking for a 20th century veteran? Start here.

Project Liberty Ship
Learn about Liberty Ships and the veterans who sailed them.

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Do you have an Army veteran in your tree? Begin here.

United States Navy Memorial
From the website: "For all Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Veterans from the Revolutionary War through WW II, Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and in peacetime."

Military Records
From Ancestry.com

Sons of the American Revolution Records
From Ancestry.com