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| RW_URL_03 =[http://guides.grc.usmcu.edu/content.php?pid=392009&sid=3211605 Library of the Marine Corps Research Portal]
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| RW_URL_05 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/299715 Official Military Personnel Files, RG 127 Records of the US Marine Corps] 
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| RW_URL_06 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10476971 Continental Marines,1775-1798 Administrative History Note] 
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| RW_URL_07 =[https://archive.org/stream/unitedstatesmari00unit#page/n3/mode/2up United States Marine Corps in the World War]
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== Collection Time Period ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
This collection covers the years 1798 through 1892.  
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This collection includes records from 1798-1937.
  
== Record Description ==
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This collection consists of an index and images of muster rolls of the United States Marine Corps located at the National Archives. The records are arranged chronologically by month, then by post, station or ship, and are part of Record Group 127 Records of the U.S. Marine Corps The muster rolls are from two National Archive microfilm publications, T1118 (1798-1892, 123 rolls) and T977 (1893-1940, 460 rolls). The muster rolls from T1118, 1798 -1892 have been indexed. Only those rolls from T977,1893-1940 listed below have been indexed.  
  
This collection consists of images of muster rolls of the United States Marine Corps located at the National Archives. The rolls are arranged chronologically by month, then by post, station, or ship.  
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The following rolls and dates from T977,1893-1940 have been indexed.:
  
=== Record Content ===
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*roll  46 Sept-Oct 1905
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*rolls 87-99 Sept 1912-Dec 1913
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*rolls 122-123 May -Jun 1917
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*roll  133 Feb 1918
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*rolls 135- 160 Mar 1918 -Jan 1919 - World War I
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*rolls 163-180 Feb 1919-Sept 1919
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*rolls 282- 400 Mar 1928-Mar 1937
  
Muster Roll volumes include indexes to ship names, stations, and units. A muster roll generally shows:
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The browse collection for the two publications are arranged by roll number.
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Images for the following rolls from T977,1893-1940 are not available in this publication.
  
[[Image:United States, Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps DGS 5013506 189.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*roll      2  Jul-Dec 1893
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*rolls 100-121 Jan 1914-Apr 1917
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*rolls 124-132 Jun 1917-Jan 1918
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*roll  134  Feb 1918
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*rolls 161-162 Feb 1919
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*rolls 181-186 Oct 1919-Mar 1920
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*rolls 401-460 Apr 1937-Dec 1940
  
*Name of officer or enlisted man
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===To Browse This Collection===
*Rank
 
*Date of enlistment or reenlistment
 
*Name of ship
 
*Station
 
*Unit
 
  
In some cases, muster rolls also contain the following:
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[[Image:United States, Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps DGS 5013506 187.jpg|thumb|right]]
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
  
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'''Muster Rolls'''
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*Name of officer or enlisted man
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*Rank and unit in which served
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*Date of enlistment
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*Date of re-enlistment
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*Name of ship
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*Notes regarding promotions, transfers, physical description, etc.
 
*Injuries or illness and type of treatment  
 
*Injuries or illness and type of treatment  
 
*Date of death or discharge  
 
*Date of death or discharge  
*Date of desertion or apprehension  
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*Date of desertion  
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*Date of apprehension  
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*Date of court martial
 
*Sentence of court-martial
 
*Sentence of court-martial
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
These records are a valuable source of information for those wishing to learn more about ancestors who served in the Marines, particularly if only limited military information is known. To search for your ancestors you will need to know their&nbsp;full names. It is also helpful to know their&nbsp;approximate dates of service and the vessels served on.
 
 
 
If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Comparing the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors will help you determine if you have found the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
If your surname is unusual, you may also find it helpful to compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. If the Marine had a common surname, be sure to check all records for the name before deciding which record is correct.
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s 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. This information will often lead you to other records.
 
  
For example:  
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="United States, Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps">
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Image:United States, Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps DGS 5013506 189.jpg|Muster Roll
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Image:United States, Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps DGS 5013506 187.jpg|Monthly Detail
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</gallery>
  
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
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The Continental Marines were founded in 1775 to aid the original 13 colonies in their fight for independence. The Marine Corps was created in 1798. It was part of the Navy Department from 1834 until 1952, when it became a distinct branch of the military.
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
The Continental Marines were founded in 1775 to aid the original 13 colonies in their fight for independence. The Marine Corps was created in 1798. It was part of the Navy Department from 1834 until 1952, when it became a distinct branch of the military.  
 
  
 
During the Civil War, muster rolls grew to include personal information including:  
 
During the Civil War, muster rolls grew to include personal information including:  
  
*Nativity (state or country)  
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*Nativity (state or country)
*Date and place joined  
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*Date and place joined
*Age when&nbsp;enlisted&nbsp;
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*Age when enlisted
*Date and place mustered in  
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*Date and place mustered in
 
*Place and date mustered out
 
*Place and date mustered out
  
Records of Marine Corps soldiers and officers are available at the National Archives in Record Group 127 for the years 1798 to 1904.<br>
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Records of Marine Corps soldiers and officers are available at the National Archives in Record Group 127 for the years 1798 to 1904.  
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
Muster rolls were used to record an idividual's service and pay.  
 
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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Muster rolls were used to record an idividual's service and pay. These records are generally accurate.
  
These records are generally accurate.
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
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To begin your search you will need to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate dates of service
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*The vessel your ancestor served on
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1916228|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''<br>
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# Select '''Year Range'''
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# Select '''Roll number, year, month range''' to view the images.<br><br>
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/127.html National Archives]  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916228 United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*[http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=ancestorsearch&klp=GA13002&cam=643&KW2=Military&gclid=CLz1yZuJvakCFeUbQgodKC66hQ Archives]
 
*[http://www.recordsbase.com/ Records Base]
 
*[http://civilwarsoldiersearch.com/marine-corps-records.html Civil War Soldier Search: Muster Rolls]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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=== Tip to Keep in Mind ===
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*Allow for variations of physical descriptions since officers enlisting marines did not use measuring devices and standard lighting was not used. General trends will show through multiples enlistments
  
*[[U.S. Marine Corps]]  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*[http://bit.ly/kW3szO Muster Rolls of the United States Marine Corps Film Notes]
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
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*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records
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*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
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*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records
  
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?  ===
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
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*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
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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=== Record Finder ===
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Consult the [[United States Record Finder]] to search other records.
  
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the&nbsp;wiki article&nbsp;[[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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==Citing This Collection==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
==== Example of a&nbsp;Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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;Collection Citation:"United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 8 August 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T1118. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  
"United States, Muster Roles of the Marine Corps, 1798-1892" images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 17 November 2011). entry for Thomas Burke, enlisted 1 September 1865; citing Marine Corps Records, 1865 Jan.-Feb., Image 7; Record Group 127, NARA publication T1118, Federal Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C. United States.
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records.&nbsp;It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->United States. Muster Rolls of the United States Marine Corps, 1798-1892. Record Group 127, NARA publication T1118. Federal Archives and Records Center. Washington D.C. <!--bibdescend-->
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
Imnformation about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article&nbsp;[[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records]].
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Record Description
Record Type Muster Rolls
Record Group RG 127: Record of the United States Marine Corps. NAID 546
Collection years 1798-1937
Microfilm Publication T1118. Muster Rolls of the United States Marine Corps, 1798-1892. 123 rolls.
  T977. Muster Rolls of Officers and Enlisted Men of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1893-1940. 461 rolls.
Arrangement Chronologically by month, by detachment.
National Archives Identifier 922159
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes records from 1798-1937.

This collection consists of an index and images of muster rolls of the United States Marine Corps located at the National Archives. The records are arranged chronologically by month, then by post, station or ship, and are part of Record Group 127 Records of the U.S. Marine Corps The muster rolls are from two National Archive microfilm publications, T1118 (1798-1892, 123 rolls) and T977 (1893-1940, 460 rolls). The muster rolls from T1118, 1798 -1892 have been indexed. Only those rolls from T977,1893-1940 listed below have been indexed.

The following rolls and dates from T977,1893-1940 have been indexed.:

  • roll 46 Sept-Oct 1905
  • rolls 87-99 Sept 1912-Dec 1913
  • rolls 122-123 May -Jun 1917
  • roll 133 Feb 1918
  • rolls 135- 160 Mar 1918 -Jan 1919 - World War I
  • rolls 163-180 Feb 1919-Sept 1919
  • rolls 282- 400 Mar 1928-Mar 1937

The browse collection for the two publications are arranged by roll number. Images for the following rolls from T977,1893-1940 are not available in this publication.

  • roll 2 Jul-Dec 1893
  • rolls 100-121 Jan 1914-Apr 1917
  • rolls 124-132 Jun 1917-Jan 1918
  • roll 134 Feb 1918
  • rolls 161-162 Feb 1919
  • rolls 181-186 Oct 1919-Mar 1920
  • rolls 401-460 Apr 1937-Dec 1940

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Muster Rolls

  • Name of officer or enlisted man
  • Rank and unit in which served
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of re-enlistment
  • Name of ship
  • Notes regarding promotions, transfers, physical description, etc.
  • Injuries or illness and type of treatment
  • Date of death or discharge
  • Date of desertion
  • Date of apprehension
  • Date of court martial
  • Sentence of court-martial

Collection Content

Sample Images

The Continental Marines were founded in 1775 to aid the original 13 colonies in their fight for independence. The Marine Corps was created in 1798. It was part of the Navy Department from 1834 until 1952, when it became a distinct branch of the military.

During the Civil War, muster rolls grew to include personal information including:

  • Nativity (state or country)
  • Date and place joined
  • Age when enlisted
  • Date and place mustered in
  • Place and date mustered out

Records of Marine Corps soldiers and officers are available at the National Archives in Record Group 127 for the years 1798 to 1904.

Muster rolls were used to record an idividual's service and pay. These records are generally accurate.

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate dates of service
  • The vessel your ancestor served on

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Year Range
  2. Select Roll number, year, month range to view the images.

Tip to Keep in Mind

  • Allow for variations of physical descriptions since officers enlisting marines did not use measuring devices and standard lighting was not used. General trends will show through multiples enlistments

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • 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
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Record Finder

Consult the United States Record Finder to search other records.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 8 August 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T1118. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Record Citation:
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