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=== Online Resources ===
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===Online Resources===
  
 
[[U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]]  provides more links for nationwide military record collections.
 
[[U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]]  provides more links for nationwide military record collections.
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*'''1775-1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2068326|United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1775-1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2068326|United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1775-1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1775-1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.cslib.org/fitch.asp Connecticut State Library's Fitch's Home for Soldiers database]  
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*[http://www.cslib.org/fitch.asp Connecticut State Library's Fitch's Home for Soldiers database]
*[http://www.cslib.org/noble.asp Connecticut State Library's Noble Pension Database for Civil War and Spanish American War]  
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*[http://www.cslib.org/noble.asp Connecticut State Library's Noble Pension Database for Civil War and Spanish American War]
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1832-pension-list-ct.htm 1832 Pension List: Connecticut], index  
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*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1832-pension-list-ct.htm 1832 Pension List: Connecticut], index
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5663 Connecticut State Register, 1924 Government &amp; Military records]. Index.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5663 Connecticut State Register, 1924 Government &amp; Military records]. Index.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3983 Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3983 Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62] ($)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7426 Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7426 Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War] ($)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4282 U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls for Connecticut, 1775-1783]($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4282 U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls for Connecticut, 1775-1783]($)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3779 Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-1783] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3779 Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-1783] ($)
 
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1813-pension-list/1813-pension-list-connecticut.htm 1813 Pension List: Connecticut], index
 
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1813-pension-list/1813-pension-list-connecticut.htm 1813 Pension List: Connecticut], index
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281 U.S., War of 1812 Service Records for Connecticut, 1812-1815] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281 U.S., War of 1812 Service Records for Connecticut, 1812-1815] ($)
*[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm Connecticut Civil War Soldiers Service Records]  
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*[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm Connecticut Civil War Soldiers Service Records]
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1666 U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records for Connecticut, 1863-1865] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1666 U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records for Connecticut, 1863-1865] ($)
 
*{{RecordSearch|1979426|U.S., Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942}} Index only.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1979426|U.S., Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942}} Index only.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3803 Connecticut Servicemen, Spanish American War] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3803 Connecticut Servicemen, Spanish American War] ($)
*[http://www.cslib.org/ww1.asp Connecticut State Library World War I Military Service Questionnaries Database] .  
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*[https://ctstatelibrary.org/ww-1-veterans/ Connecticut State Library World War I Military Service Questionnaries Database] .
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards for Connecticut, 1917-1918] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards for Connecticut, 1917-1918] ($)
 
*'''1917-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2968245|United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1917-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2968245|United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*{{RecordSearch|2695954|Connecticut, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}}, index and images.  
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*{{RecordSearch|2695954|Connecticut, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}}, index and images.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards for Connecticut, 1942] ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards for Connecticut, 1942] ($)
*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/conn/ct.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Connecticut], index  
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*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/conn/ct.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Connecticut], index
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ct-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Connecticut], index.
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ct-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Connecticut], index.
  
 
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. An important source of military records is the [http://www.cslib.org/ Connecticut State Library.] Their records include extensive militia records, orderly books, private papers, and other military records from the colonial period to World War I.&nbsp;
 
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. An important source of military records is the [http://www.cslib.org/ Connecticut State Library.] Their records include extensive militia records, orderly books, private papers, and other military records from the colonial period to World War I.&nbsp;
  
== Forts ==
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==Forts==
  
 
[[Image:180px-N58102886 30584394 7982.jpg|thumb|right|260x350px]]  
 
[[Image:180px-N58102886 30584394 7982.jpg|thumb|right|260x350px]]  
  
*[http://fortwiki.com/Category:Connecticut_All FortWiki (CT)] - portal to U.S. military forts  
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*[http://fortwiki.com/Category:Connecticut_All FortWiki (CT)] - portal to U.S. military forts
*[http://wikimapia.org/817787/Fort-Saybrook-Monument-Park Fort Saybrook] - (1636–1647) Connecticut's first military fortification  
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*[http://wikimapia.org/817787/Fort-Saybrook-Monument-Park Fort Saybrook] - (1636–1647) Connecticut's first military fortification
*[http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325200&depNav_GID=1650 Fort Trumbull] - now Fort Trumbull State Park, New London, Connecticut  
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*[http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325200&depNav_GID=1650 Fort Trumbull] - now Fort Trumbull State Park, New London, Connecticut
 
*[http://www.fort-nathan-hale.org/ Fort Nathan Hale] New Haven, Connecticut
 
*[http://www.fort-nathan-hale.org/ Fort Nathan Hale] New Haven, Connecticut
  
== Colonial Wars (1675-1774) ==
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==Colonial Wars (1675-1774)==
  
 
*Connecticut State Library. ''Selected Papers of''&nbsp; ''Colonial Wars. ''{{FHL|100417|item|disp=FHL films 3590–3596}} contains papers from the wars between 1675 and 1774.
 
*Connecticut State Library. ''Selected Papers of''&nbsp; ''Colonial Wars. ''{{FHL|100417|item|disp=FHL films 3590–3596}} contains papers from the wars between 1675 and 1774.
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*"Register of the Connecticut Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1907" ([http://books.google.com/books?id=mggvAAAAYAAJ Google Books]) ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22Register+of+the+Connecticut+Society+of+the+Colonial+Dames%22 Worldcat]) - lists women who are members of the society and a description of the ancestor's service.
 
*"Register of the Connecticut Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1907" ([http://books.google.com/books?id=mggvAAAAYAAJ Google Books]) ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22Register+of+the+Connecticut+Society+of+the+Colonial+Dames%22 Worldcat]) - lists women who are members of the society and a description of the ancestor's service.
  
== Revolutionary War (1775-1783) ==
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==Revolutionary War (1775-1783)==
  
 
*Connecticut Adjutant General. ''Records of Service of Connecticut Men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War.'' Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood &amp; Brainard Company, 1889. {{FHL|10268|item|disp=FHL film 1036328 item 4; fiche 6046698; book 974.6 M2ca;}} Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/waroftherevolution00recorich Internet Archive]
 
*Connecticut Adjutant General. ''Records of Service of Connecticut Men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War.'' Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood &amp; Brainard Company, 1889. {{FHL|10268|item|disp=FHL film 1036328 item 4; fiche 6046698; book 974.6 M2ca;}} Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/waroftherevolution00recorich Internet Archive]
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Connecticut Pension List, Rolls And Census (Free):<br>  
 
Connecticut Pension List, Rolls And Census (Free):<br>  
  
#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1813-pension-list/1813-pension-list-connecticut.htm 1813 Pension List: Connecticut]  
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#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1813-pension-list/1813-pension-list-connecticut.htm 1813 Pension List: Connecticut]
#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1818-pensioners/1818-pensioners-connecticut.htm 1818 Pensioners Of The United States: Connecticut]  
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#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1818-pensioners/1818-pensioners-connecticut.htm 1818 Pensioners Of The United States: Connecticut]
#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1820-pension-list/1820-pension-list-connecticut.htm 1820 Pension List: Connecticut]  
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#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1820-pension-list/1820-pension-list-connecticut.htm 1820 Pension List: Connecticut]
 
#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1840-census-of-pensioners-ct.htm 1840 Connecticut Census of Pensioners]
 
#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1840-census-of-pensioners-ct.htm 1840 Connecticut Census of Pensioners]
  
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On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate required the Secretary of War to submit a statement showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had previously been on the pension rolls. For more information on the 1835 Pension Roll see [[Revolutionary War Pension Records and Bounty Land Warrants|Revolutionary War Pension Records]]. The pension Roll for Connecticut is available online.  
 
On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate required the Secretary of War to submit a statement showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had previously been on the pension rolls. For more information on the 1835 Pension Roll see [[Revolutionary War Pension Records and Bounty Land Warrants|Revolutionary War Pension Records]]. The pension Roll for Connecticut is available online.  
  
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=l49HAQAAIAAJ Report from the Secretary of War... Vol. I] (Google Books)  
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=l49HAQAAIAAJ Report from the Secretary of War... Vol. I] (Google Books)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48121 The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. I] (Ancestry) ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48121 The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. I] (Ancestry) ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3209 Connecticut Pensioners, 1835] (Ancestry) ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3209 Connecticut Pensioners, 1835] (Ancestry) ($)
  
== War of 1812 (1812-1815) ==
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==War of 1812 (1812-1815)==
  
 
[[Image:William Henry Harrison.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada.<br><br>  
 
[[Image:William Henry Harrison.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada.<br><br>  
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There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. For more information, see [[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]]''.''  
 
There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. For more information, see [[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]]''.''  
  
== Mexican War (1846-1848) ==
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==Mexican War (1846-1848)==
  
 
The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided.<br>  
 
The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided.<br>  
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Click on these links to learn more about the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]] and about [[US Mexican War Pension Records|Mexican War pension records]].  
 
Click on these links to learn more about the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]] and about [[US Mexican War Pension Records|Mexican War pension records]].  
  
== Civil War (1861-1865) ==
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==Civil War (1861-1865)==
  
 
[[Image:{{Harriet Beecher Stowe}}|Harriet Beecher Stowe, (1811-1896), author of the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin]] See [[Connecticut in the Civil War|Connecticut in the Civil War]] for information about Connecticut Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to pages about the Connecticut regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental articles often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching the families of the soldiers.  
 
[[Image:{{Harriet Beecher Stowe}}|Harriet Beecher Stowe, (1811-1896), author of the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin]] See [[Connecticut in the Civil War|Connecticut in the Civil War]] for information about Connecticut Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to pages about the Connecticut regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental articles often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching the families of the soldiers.  
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== Spanish-American War (1898) ==
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==Spanish-American War (1898)==
  
 
The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.  
 
The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.  
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].  
 
Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].  
  
== World War I (1917-1918) ==
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==World War I (1917-1918)==
  
 
World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.&nbsp;  
 
World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.ctatatelibrarydata.org/connecticut-nurses-census-1917/ Connecticut State Library Nurses Survey 1917]
 
*[http://www.ctatatelibrarydata.org/connecticut-nurses-census-1917/ Connecticut State Library Nurses Survey 1917]
 
*[http://ctinworldwar1.org/ Connecticut in the Great War]
 
*[http://ctinworldwar1.org/ Connecticut in the Great War]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/663307?availability=Family%20History%20Library Connecticut Men and Women in the Armed Forces of the United States during  World War I, 1917-1920]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/663307?availability=Family%20History%20Library Connecticut Men and Women in the Armed Forces of the United States during  World War I, 1917-1920]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/472686?availability=Family%20History%20Library Military census Questionnaires, 1917-1918, 454 rolls]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/472686?availability=Family%20History%20Library Military census Questionnaires, 1917-1918, 454 rolls]
  
  
 
See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
 
See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
  
== World War II (1941-1945) ==
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==World War II (1941-1945)==
  
 
''' Draft Registrations'''
 
''' Draft Registrations'''
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2695954 Connecticut, World War II Draft Registration  Cards, 1940-1945]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2695954 Connecticut, World War II Draft Registration  Cards, 1940-1945]
  
 
''' Fourth Registration'''
 
''' Fourth Registration'''
*On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.  
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*On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.
  
 
*United States Selective Service System, ''Connecticut Selective Service System Registration Cards [World War II]: Fourth Registration'' (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003-2005). {{FHL|1120081|item|disp=FHL film 2281702 (first of 72 films)}} (organized by county)
 
*United States Selective Service System, ''Connecticut Selective Service System Registration Cards [World War II]: Fourth Registration'' (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003-2005). {{FHL|1120081|item|disp=FHL film 2281702 (first of 72 films)}} (organized by county)
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Also available at:  
 
Also available at:  
  
*{{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)}} (FamilySearch) - free  
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*{{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)}} (FamilySearch) - free
*{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} (images with partial index) (FamilySearch) - free  
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*{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} (images with partial index) (FamilySearch) - free
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)
 
*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
 
*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
  
 
[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II United States Military Records]] provides additional information.
 
[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II United States Military Records]] provides additional information.
  
== Korean War (1950–1953) ==
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==Korean War (1950–1953)==
  
The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|Korean War ]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  
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The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|Korean War]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  
  
== Vietnam War (1964–1972) ==
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==Vietnam War (1964–1972)==
  
 
The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the [[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  
 
The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the [[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records provides more links for nationwide military record collections.

Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. An important source of military records is the Connecticut State Library. Their records include extensive militia records, orderly books, private papers, and other military records from the colonial period to World War I. 

Forts[edit | edit source]

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Colonial Wars (1675-1774)[edit | edit source]

  • Connecticut State Library. Selected Papers of  Colonial Wars. FHL films 3590–3596 contains papers from the wars between 1675 and 1774.
  • "Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755–1762," Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Volume 2 (Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1905). Digital version at FamilySearch
  • Buckingham, Thomas. Roll and Journal of Connecticut Service in Queen Anne's War, 1710-1711. New Haven Connecticut : Tuttle, Moorehouse & Taylor Press, 1916. Digital version at Allen county Public Library Genealogy Center
  • "Register of the Connecticut Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1907" (Google Books) (Worldcat) - lists women who are members of the society and a description of the ancestor's service.

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)[edit | edit source]

The Connecticut State Library and the Family History Library have a 37-volume set of service rolls for the Revolutionary War on microfilm. Indexes to service records of each war between 1775 and 1848 are at the Family History Library. The pension files for the Revolutionary War are also at the National Archives and the Family History Library.

Connecticut Pension List, Rolls And Census (Free):

  1. 1813 Pension List: Connecticut
  2. 1818 Pensioners Of The United States: Connecticut
  3. 1820 Pension List: Connecticut
  4. 1840 Connecticut Census of Pensioners

The 1835 Pension Roll

On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate required the Secretary of War to submit a statement showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had previously been on the pension rolls. For more information on the 1835 Pension Roll see Revolutionary War Pension Records. The pension Roll for Connecticut is available online.

War of 1812 (1812-1815)[edit | edit source]

William Henry Harrison.jpg

The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada.

See the Wiki article, Connecticut in the War of 1812, for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Connecticut.

There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. For more information, see United States in the War of 1812.

Mexican War (1846-1848)[edit | edit source]

The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided.

  • Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926. (NARA T317). FHL films 0537000–13 Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made. Also available at:
  • Robarts, William Hugh. Mexican War Veterans : A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848… Washington, D.C. : Brentano’s, 1887. FHL book 973 M2rwh Digital version available at Internet Archive.

Click on these links to learn more about the Mexican War and about Mexican War pension records.

Civil War (1861-1865)[edit | edit source]

Harriet Beecher Stowe, (1811-1896), author of the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin

See Connecticut in the Civil War for information about Connecticut Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to pages about the Connecticut regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental articles often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching the families of the soldiers.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiment for the soldiers. Then you can check the regiment page to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.

Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations : (infantry, cavalry, and artillery,) in the service of the United States, 1861-1865, with additional enlistments, casualties, &c.,and brief summaries, showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries by Connecticut. Adjutant-General's Office; Ingersoll, Colin M. (Colin Macrae), 1819-1904. Digital Version


Spanish-American War (1898)[edit | edit source]

The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.

Indexes

A helpful source is Connecticut Adjutant General, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States in the Spanish-American War (Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1919; Family History Library book Q 974.6 M2co; film 1036755); (Ancestry) ($)

Click on the link to learn more about the Spanish American War.

World War I (1917-1918)[edit | edit source]

World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States. 

  • United States. Selective Service System. Connecticut World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library films beginning with 1561876.) Also available at:


See WWI Draft Records for more information.

World War II (1941-1945)[edit | edit source]

Draft Registrations

Fourth Registration

  • On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.
  • United States Selective Service System, Connecticut Selective Service System Registration Cards [World War II]: Fourth Registration (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003-2005). FHL film 2281702 (first of 72 films) (organized by county)

Also available at:

World War II United States Military Records provides additional information.

Korean War (1950–1953)[edit | edit source]

The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the Korean War wiki article for information on records and their availability.

Vietnam War (1964–1972)[edit | edit source]

The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the Vietnam War wiki article for information on records and their availability.