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Record Type Military
Collection years 1815-1858
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What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes National Archive film indexes to compiled military service records for volunteer soldiers who served during the Indian Wars and Disturbances from 1815-1858. It includes individual states indexes for Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee for the Cherokee Removal, Creek War, Florida War, Patriot War, and the War of 1837-1838. These indexes are part of RG 94 Records of the Adjutant General's Office.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

These records may contain the following information:

  • Soldier’s name
  • Soldier’s rank and unit
  • Name of the war or disturbance

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of the soldier.
  • The unit of service.
  • The rank of the soldier.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select War or Disturbance
  2. Select State name or surname range (NARA publication number) to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s service record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information in the index to obtain a copy of the soldier's full military record from the National Archives.
  • Use the soldier's name and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
  • 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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • 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 could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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