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| title = Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990
| location = Texas
| scheduled =
| LOC_01 = Texas
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Step-by-Step Texas Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
| FS_URL_05 = [[Texas Military Records]]
| FS_URL_06 = [[United States Enlistment and Discharge Military Records]]| FS_URL_07 = [[United States Military Enlistment and Discharge Records]]| FS_URL_08 = [[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918]]| FS_URL_09 = [[Beginning United States World War I Research]]| FS_URL_10 = [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945]]| FS_URL_11 = [[Finding a World War II (1939-1945) Veteran's Records]]| FS_URL_12 = [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]| FS_URL_13 = [[Getting started in United States military records]]| FS_URL_14 = [[Steps for research in United States Military Records]]| FS_URL_15 = [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]| RW_URL_01 = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/586957?q=*:* National Archives Collection Description]
| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.hillcollege.edu/museum/research-center.html Texas Heritage Museum Historical Research Center]
| RW_URL_03 = [https://www.archives.gov/veterans Veteran's Service Records National Archives]
| RW_URL_04 = [https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/about-service-records-0 About Military Service Records and Official Personnel Military Files - National Archives]
| RW_URL_05 = [https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center National Personnel Records Center]
| RW_URL_06 =
| RW_URL_07 =
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| custodian = [https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ Texas State Library. Archives Division ]
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== What is in This Collection? ==
This is a collection of military Military discharge records for the counties of Anderson,1919-1947; Austin,1918-1951; Bastrop,1917-1943; Caldwell,1918-1931; Colorado, 1890-1953;, index 1919-1993; Ellis, 1919-1941;, index 1919-1980; Falls,1916-1919; Hood, 1918-1919; Llano, Wialliamson 1919-1943; Williamson, 1918-1945, index 1919-1946; and Wise Counties, 1919-1939. More records may be added as they become available.
=== Image Visibility ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==The following information may be found in these records:{{columns-list|3|*Name*Born*Age*Occupation*Date and place of discharge*Date and place of enlistment*Rank*Military Unit*Marital Status}}
== Collection Content ==
=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Texas, Military Discharge, Swisher County 1918 DGS 7258756 img 28.jpg|1918 Discharge, Swisher County
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
*Approximate date of the event
=== Search the Index ===
{{Search Collection Link| CID=CID3734716| scheduled=}}
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]]. 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported.
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Add any new information to your records*Look for membership applications at the local American Legion Post.*Look for a published military unit history.*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times. 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching in a nearby locality
*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
 
=== Research Helps ===
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Texas, United States Genealogy|Texas]].
* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
* [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]
* [[Beginning United States World War I Research]]
* [[GuidedResearch:Texas|Texas Guided Research]]
* [[Texas Record Finder]]
* [[Texas Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
* [[Step-by-Step Texas Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]* [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]* [[Beginning United States World War I Research]]=== Related Collections Family History Library Holdings ===*[https://www.familysearch.orgwwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/367075?availability=Family%20History%20Library Anderson County Court. Discharge Records, 1919-1947]*[https://www.familysearch.orgwwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/569405?availability=Family%20History%20Library Austin County Court. Discharge Soldiers ans Sailors, 1918-1951; index to Military Discharges, 1918-1990]*[https://www.familysearch.orgwwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/402326?availability=Family%20History%20Library Bastrop County Court. Discharge Records, 1917-1943]*[https://www.familysearch.orgwwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/577432?availability=Family%20History%20Library Caldwell County Court. Discharge Records, 1918-1931]*[https://www.familysearch.orgwwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/117098?availability=Family%20History%20Library Colorado County Court. Discharge records, 1890-1953; index, 1919-1993]*[https://www.familysearch.orgwwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/508268?availability=Family%20History%20Library Ellis County Court. Discharges, 1919-1941; index, 1919-1980.]*[https://www.familysearch.orgwwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/618080?availability=Family%20History%20Library Falls County. Discharges of soldiers and sailors, 1916-1919.]*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/402562 Hood County Court Discharge records, 1918-1919]*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/669687 Llano County Discharge records of soldiers and sailors, 1919-1943]*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/402841 Williamson County Court Discharge records, 1918-1945; index, 1919-1946]*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/573605 Wise County Court Discharge records, 1919-1939]
=== Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections ===
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2202707 Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245 United States. Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2028680 United States, Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.]
 
=== Related Digital Books ===
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/832686 ''The Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Ellis County'']
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/832708 ''The Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Falls County'']
== Citing This Collection ==
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