Researching Your Military Ancestors in the US

  • Civil War Stories

    8 videos

  • Six Steps To Find Your Civil War Veterans and Their Regiments

    6 videos

    To get the most out of Civil War Stories, you need to know who in your tree might have a story! We show you how in 6 steps to find those people.

  • Fold3 Memorials

    11 videos

  • Finding Your Military Veterans on Fold3

    12 videos

    Fold3 is a great resource to discover historic military documents and can be used to learn and share the story of the veterans in your family tree. In this course you will study the fundamentals and guidelines to successful searching and browsing on Fold3, as well as the value of different types ...

  • Fold3 Search

    8 videos

  • Researching Your World War I Ancestors

    12 videos

    World War I, "The War to End All Wars," and also known as "The Great War," was fought between 1914 and 1918. The United States entered the war in 1917. This course covers the timeline, the history, and the genealogy records - what's available and where to find them - that relate to your ancestors...

  • Ancestors, Family, and Associates in the War of 1812 Records

    12 videos

    The War of 1812 was America’s ‘Second Revolution’ – little understood by many in America how precarious the survival of the new nation was. This segment enlarges the student’s understanding of the causes of the war and how the Napoleonic War on Europe’s contine...

  • Exploring Pension Application Files

    11 videos

    Military pension application files contain rich detail, revealing post-war experiences. Laws dictated eligibility. Explore who awarded pensions, pension types, eligible parties, and locating pension application files. Survivors applying for pensions had to prove relationship to a veteran, creatin...