Washington Military Records Research Guide

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military recordsThe benefits and importance of Washington military records in family history research for ancestors who were veterans are evident but Washington military records can also be beneficial to researchers whose primary ancestors just weren’t soldiers in any war. A result of the quantity of genealogical information and facts contained in a number of Washington military pension records they ought to not be disregarded throughout the research process.

Indian Wars service records, including financial records, correspondence and muster rolls, can be found at the Washington State Archives. The records for the State Veterans Home and the State Soldiers Home up until the middle of the 1930s can also be found at the Washington State Archives.

State bonuses were given to veterans of the Korean War and Vietnam War, as well as WWI and WWII, if those veterans applied for those bonuses. Originally, the applications and associated paperwork for those bonuses were held with the state auditor, but the Washington State Archives now holds them. Those records include a lot of information, including the following things: Veteran’s Place Of Residence, Veteran’s Birthplace, Veteran’s Occupation, Veteran’s Military Information, Veteran’s Relationship Status

The statements of service cards for WWI and WWII National Guardsmen are also at the Washington State Archives. The same goes for circulars and special orders letters for the National Guard. The draft registration cards for WWI, meanwhile, are held at the National Archives. The FHL has put them on microfilm.

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