U.S. Military Records 1. Use White Binder in Military Section of Mesa Regional Family History Center for steps in finding various records. 2. Use US Military Records Research Outline. Computer No.s are shown throughout outline. This saves many steps in finding film numbers.
The Revolutionary War 1. Check the Service Records to see if he served in the war. 1775 to 1783 Index to Service Records of Revolutionary War Soldiers 53 rolls of microfilm all located at the MRFHC.
The Revolutionary War 2. Check Pension Records 1775 to 1783 Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files 4 Volumes. 973 M28g. By Virgil White. Military, pension and bounty land info can be ordered from the National Archives. www.archives.gov
The Revolutionary War 3. Check the records of the Daughters of the American Revolution to see if a descendant of a patriot joined the Society 1775 to 1783 The lineage from the descendant to the patriot is proven and provides much information
A. Check the DAR Patriot Index or Internet. http://www.dar.org The books are located next to the military section 973 C42da B. Check the Index to the Rolls of Honor. On microfiche at the MRFHC C. Lineage Books 793 fiche in 92 packets. Check the DAR help in the binder next to the military section.
War of 1812 1812 to 1815 Step 1: Check the Service Records on CD computers 1, 2 and 3 at the MRFHC. 1.Click on CD Viewer 2.Click on CD Folder and scroll to Military 3.Click on Load CD Under Title, scroll to War of 1812 muster rolls. 4.Enter last and first name of veteran 5.Copy military unit information to order packet from National Archives.
Example: Abel Mann Rank - Private Reg. V A militia Company 4 th
Step 2: Check Pension Index by Virgil White 973 M22i 2 Volumes: A – I and J - Z Arranged alphabetically Step 3: Order the veteran's information from the National Archives.
The conflict between the United States and Mexico resulted from the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. 35,000 U.S. Army troops and 73,000 state volunteers fought in this war. The Mexican War 1846 to 1848
The Mexican War 1846 to 1848 1. Check the Index to Service Records of Mexican War Soldiers Arranged alphabetically by surname. 22 rolls of film. 2. Check the Index to Mexican War Pension Files 973 M22mw by Virgil White.
The Mexican War 1846 to 1848 Selected Pension Application Files for Members of the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846 – 1848. 3 Films in cabinets at MRFHC. (FHL Films 471465, 471517-18).
Indian Wars and Old Wars 1780s – 1890s Surveyed land Military personnel: Enforced government policy Protected settlers Guarded stage, mail, and telegraph routes. Expanding settlement led to conflicts with many of the Indian nations.
Indian Wars and Old Wars 1780s – 1890s Step 1: Check the Index to Service Records 1815 – 1858 located in white binder. Step 2: Check the pension files which relate to service performed. Between 1817 and 1898 Index to Pension Applications for Indian Wars Service by Virgil White. 973 M22whv Vol. I: A-K, Vol. II: L-Z Index to Pension Applications for Indian Wars Service by Virgil White. 973 M22whv Vol. I: A-K, Vol. II: L-Z
Indian Wars and Old Wars 1780s – 1890s Step 3: Check the pension files to old Indian Wars 1815-1926. Old Wars Index to Pension Files, 1815-1926 by Virgil White. 973 M22whv