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Genealogy- Old: Military Records

Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records


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Descriptions of Resources in the National Archives

Military History

This guide describes resources available for searching in military records, with an emphasis on Delaware materials.

These types of military records are the most useful for genealogists:

  • service records (militia, volunteer, or regular forces)
  • pension records and boundary land warrant records
  • Draft, conscription, or Selective Service records

Starting Places | Pre-Federal | Civil War | Pensions | Prisons and Prisoners

Starting Places

Pre-Federal to Pre-Civil War

Civil War

Pensions: Pre-Federal Up to Civil War

Pension application files index: Andrew Feaster, War of 1812


Note: the application form includes the date of death of the soldier and the wife’s maiden name.


Indexes and/or digitized images for service records and pensions may be available in:


Ancestry Library Edition and

Genealogy Resources at the University of Delaware Library

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Although not aimed at genealogy and family history, the collections of the University of Delaware Library (Morris Library) include materials useful to genealogists and family historians.

This Genealogy Research Guide is provided as a service for genealogists. It presents topics and resources to assist researchers.

The UD Library does not specialize in genealogy and does not have staff responsible for genealogy. Library staff cannot conduct research.

For questions about library resources and holdings, use the Ask the Library service.

For questions about getting research assistance, see the suggestions on the home page of this guide or on the topic/resources pages.