Genealogy Research with Military Records in Newspapers

Ever since the Revolutionary War, military records have been published in the nation’s newspapers – and researching these records can help you learn more about your ancestors and fill in details on your family tree.

This blog post highlights some of the past articles we’ve published on the GenealogyBank Blog about researching military records in newspapers. Just click on the title of any article that interests you to read the full blog post.

WWII casualty list, Plain Dealer newspaper article 22 February 1945
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 22 February 1945, page 11
article about WWI draft dodgers, Trenton Evening Times newspaper article 25 May 1921
Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey), 25 May 1921, page 1
Civil War roster list for Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper article 21 November 1862
Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 21 November 1862, page 2
montage of Revolutionary War records from old newspaper articles
montage of Revolutionary War records from old newspaper articles
article about the Mexican-American War, Charleston Courier newspaper article 24 June 1847
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 24 June 1847, page 2

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