Alabama, Military Discharge Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains military discharge records for counties in the state of Alabama ranging approximately from 1918 to 1962. Counties represented and dates covered in the records are:
- Morgan, 1917-32;34-62
- St. Clair,1919-44
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Date and place of discharge
- Date and place of enlistment
- Military Unit
- Marital Status
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- If available, check the image for additional information
- Analyze the entry to see if if provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
- Try searching by surname only
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Alabama.
- Alabama Guided Research
- Alabama Record Finder
- National Personnel Records Center
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Alabama Military Records
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- World War I service records, 1918-1919
- Alabama, World War I Selective Service System draft registration cards, 1917-1918
- Alabama, World War II draft registration cards, 1940-1945
Related FamilySearch Historical Records[edit | edit source]
- Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919
- Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945
- United States, World War I Draft Registration Crads, 1917-1918.
- United States. Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
- United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919
- United States, Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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