United States Military Veterans and Lineage Society Records
Veterans and Lineage Society Records[edit | edit source]
Records of veterans’ organizations and lineage societies may be found at their national headquarters or at state archives, historical societies, and public libraries. Some societies require members to submit applications documenting their ancestry back to a soldier. The applications typically provide birth, marriage, and death information, as well as establish relationship through multiple generations from the applicant to the qualifying ancestor. They may publish membership lists and other records. For eligibility requirements, write to the society’s national headquarters. These Wiki pages give addresses of some organizations that have significant material of use for family history research. Additional veteran and patriotic organizations can be located in:
- "Encyclopedia of Associations" by Maurer, Christine and Tara E. Sheets, eds. 33rd edition. Vol. 1, pt 2. Annual. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Section 12. (FHL 973 E4gr) (Worldcat) Provides addresses and phone numbers as well as a description of the organizations, their publications, and references to any library or research materials they maintain.
- VFW, our first century : 100th anniversary, 1899-1999
- Discharge book of veterans of foreign wars, 1919-1931 Alabama
- California, Alameda County, Emeryville, Veterans of Foreign Wars : Post 1010
- compiled by John W. Blume. History of Veterans of Foreign [sic Wars Edward H. Larsen Post, No. 802, Hammond, Indiana. (1944)]
- A.R. Patterson Post no. 7, membership applications, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Service record book of men and women of Albion, Nebraska and community V.F.W. auxiliary post no. 736
- Service record book of the men and women of Highland, Wisconsin: McGuire-Lomgmeier Post 9440
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- Joseph M. Toomey. Georgia's participation in the world war and the history of the Department of Georgia, the American legion. Macon, Georgia : The J.W. Burke Company, 1936.
- Jacob Armstrong Swisher. The American Legion in Iowa, 1919-1929.Iowa City, Iowa : State Historical Society of Iowa, 1929.
- Richard J. Loosbrock. The history of the Kansas Department of the American Legion.Topeka, Kansas : Kansas Dept. of the American Legion, 1968. FHL 978.1 C4L
- Walter F. Richardson. comp. History, Department of Maryland, the American Legion, 1919-1934.Baltimore, Maryland : American Legion. Dept. of Maryland, 1934.
- Mills M. Van Valkenburg. The American Legion in Michigan.[S.l.: American Legion. Department of Michigan, 1930.
- Department of New Jersey, the American Legion : a general account of the activities of the organization from its institution in 1919 to 1924.Trenton, N.J. : American Legion Department Headquarters, 1924.. 1 v.
- John Linn Murphy. The American Legion in South Dakota : first quarter century. South Dakota : American Legion, 1949
- Fred D. Estes, comp and edited. History of American Legion, Department of Tennessee, 1919-1953. Nashville, Tennessee: American Legion, Dept. of Tennessee, 1953.
- History of the American Legion, Department of Virginia, 1919-1924 : including history of individual posts and roster of membership as of August 1, 1924.Richmond, Virginia : William Byrd Press, 1924.
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