Georgia, Military Discharge Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Georgia, Military Discharge Records, ca.1890 - ca.1966
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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
What is in This Collection?
This collection contains military discharge records for various counties in the state of Georgia ranging approximately from 1890 to 1966. More records may be added as they become available. Counties represented in the records are:
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Serial Number
- Military Unit
- Date of Enlistment
- Place of Enlistment
- Martial States
- Date and Place of Discharge
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the IndexSearch by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
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 research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Add any new information to your records
- If available, check the image for additional information
- Analyze the entry to see if it 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?
- The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
- Try searching by surname only
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Georgia.
- Georgia Guided Research
- Georgia Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Georgia Military Records
- Georgia Archives and Libraries
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- Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929
- Georgia 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, Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.
Citing This Collection
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.