Accessing National Archives Military Records from Start to Finish

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
May 16, 2019
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About this webinar

Having learned about the National Archives and Records administration (NARA) website and related finding aids (in webinars 2 and 3 of this series), viewers are ready to locate the abundance of military records held by NARA. This session focuses on finding records such as the Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR), pension files, accounting records, unit records, medical records, morning reports, and many more. Learn which records can be found in Archives I at Washington, DC, in Archives II at College Park, Maryland, and in the National Archives at St. Louis.

Supplemental Reading:

“A Reasonable Degree of Promtitude: Civil War Pension Applications Processing, 1861-1885 by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens

Follow the Money: Tracking Revolutionary War Army Pension Payments by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens

Untapped Resources: Private Claims and Private Legislation in the Records of the U.S. Congress by Charles E. Schamel

About the speaker

About the speaker

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, a retired colonel who served 31 years in the U.S. Army, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is a past president and current board member of BCG. He coordinates the Advanced Land course
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