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Record Description
Record Type: Military
Collection years: 918-2015
Languages: Korean
Title in the Language: 한국 군사 기록
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National Library of Korea

What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records for the years 918 to 2015. A collection of military records from Korea. This collection is being published as images become available.

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To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are mostly in Chinese with some Korean. For help reading these records please see the following:

What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Father's name
  • Hometown

Collection Contents[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The following records are included in this collection:

  • 광서십육년삼월오열별초사도안 光緖十六年三月五列別抄士都案, -1890
  • 광서십육년삼월친군심영육초병정도안 光緖十六年三月親軍沁營六哨兵丁都案, -1890
  • 광산이씨연원록 光山李氏淵源錄, 3권, 1050-1908
  • 서기관안 書記官案
  • 제가세덕 諸家世德
  • 밀양향안 密陽鄕案, 100-1657
  • 이씨가승 李氏家乘

  • 사령관노안 使令官奴案
  • 인사안 人史案
  • 고성남씨가승 固城南氏家乘, 700-1774
  • 선세묘문 先世墓文 : 백씨선세묘문白氏先世墓文, 780-1786
  • 영가세첩 永嘉世牒, 4권, 1000-1884
  • 석문선생부군가장 石門先生府君家狀, 1권, 1688 - 1769

  • 각면주인관안 各面主人官案
  • 권씨가장 權氏家狀 : 대사공묘비문大師公廟碑文, 송화현감공행상松禾縣監公行状
  • 덕수이씨세계열부 德水李氏世系列傅
  • 반남박씨가승 潘南朴氏家乘, 1200-1891

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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