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| title = Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990
 
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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
This is a collection of military discharge records for various counties in the state of Texas for the years 1916 through 1990. More records may be added as they become available.
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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, 1919-1943; Williamson, 1918-1945, index 1919-1946; and Wise, 1919-1939. More records may be added as they become available.
 
=== Image Visibility ===
 
=== Image Visibility ===
 
{{Image Visibility}}
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==  
 
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
The following information may be found in these records:
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*Name
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*Born
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*Age
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*Occupation
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*Date and place of discharge
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*Date and place of enlistment
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*Rank
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*Military Unit
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*Marital Status
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== Collection Content ==  
 
== Collection Content ==  
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
=== 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? ==  
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
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*Approximate date of the event
 
*Approximate date of the event
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===  
 
=== 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]].
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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? ==
 
== 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.  
 
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? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Look for membership applications at the local American Legion Post.
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*Add any new information to your records
*Look for a published military unit history.
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*Look for membership applications at the local American Legion Post
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Look for a published military unit history
*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.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
 
 
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===  
 
=== 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 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
 
*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
 
*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 ===
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Texas, United States Genealogy|Texas]].
 
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]]
 
* [[GuidedResearch:Texas|Texas Guided Research]]
 
* [[Texas Record Finder]]
 
* [[Texas Record Finder]]
 
* [[Texas Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Texas Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step Texas Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step Texas Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
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* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
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* [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]
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* [[Beginning United States World War I Research]]
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=== Related Family History Library Holdings ===
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/367075 Anderson County Court Discharge Records, 1919-1947]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/569405 Austin County Court Discharge Soldiers ans Sailors, 1918-1951; index to Military Discharges, 1918-1990]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/402326 Bastrop County Court Discharge Records, 1917-1943]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/577432 Caldwell County Court Discharge Records, 1918-1931]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/117098 Colorado County Court Discharge records, 1890-1953; index, 1919-1993]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/508268 Ellis County Court Discharges, 1919-1941; index, 1919-1980]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/618080 Falls County Discharges of soldiers and sailors, 1916-1919]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/402562 Hood County Court Discharge records, 1918-1919]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/669687 Llano County Discharge records of soldiers and sailors, 1919-1943]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/402841 Williamson County Court Discharge records, 1918-1945; index, 1919-1946]
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*[https://wwwfamilysearchorg/search/catalog/573605 Wise County Court Discharge records, 1919-1939]
 
=== Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections ===
 
=== 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/2202707 Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245 United States. Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940]
 
*[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.]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2028680 United States, Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.]
 
 
=== Related Digital Books ===
 
=== Related Digital Books ===
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/832686 ''The Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Ellis County'']
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/832708 ''The Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Falls County'']
 
== Citing This Collection ==  
 
== Citing This Collection ==  
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
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{{Collection citation}}
 
{{Record Citation}}
 
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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[[Category:Digital Books]]
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Record Type Military Discharge
Collection years 1916-1990
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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, 1919-1943; Williamson, 1918-1945, index 1919-1946; and Wise, 1919-1939. More records may be added as they become available.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Born
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Date and place of discharge
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Rank
  • 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]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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]

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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

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

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.

Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]

Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]

Related Digital Books[edit | edit source]

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]