Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection includes records for the years 1900-1941.

Images of Missouri National Guard enlistment records from the Missouri State Archives. The collection is arranged alphabetically by surname and is from Record Group 133 Office of the Adjutant General. Images will be added to this collection as they become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941.

Record Content

Enlistment records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Date and Place of Enlistment
  • Name and Address of Nearest Relative
  • Birth date
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship Status
  • Marital Status
  • Number of Children
  • Number of Dependents

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor’s name.
  • Other identifying information such as residence, birthdate or age, names of other family members and family relationships.

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range" which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.


Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • If your ancestor used multiple names throughout their life, look for all their names.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You can then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Missouri Reports of Separation Notices

Known Issues with This Collection

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Related Websites

Missouri State Archives

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Citations for This Collection

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Collection citation:

" Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts; 1900-1941." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941.


Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941.