Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Record Type||Military Discharge|
|Texas State Library. Archives Division|
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; Wialliamson, 1918-1945;index 1919-1946; and Wise, 1919-1939. More records may be added as they become available.
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.
- US Military Basic Search Strategies
- Beginning Research in United States Military Records
- Beginning United States World War I Research
- Texas Guided Research
- Texas Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Related Collections[edit | edit source]
- Anderson County Court. Discharge Records, 1919-1947
- Austin County Court. Discharge Soldiers ans Sailors, 1918-1951; index to Military Discharges, 1918-1990
- Bastrop County Court. Discharge Records, 1917-1943
- Caldwell County Court. Discharge Records, 1918-1931
- Colorado County Court. Discharge records, 1890-1953; index, 1919-1993
- Ellis County Court. Discharges, 1919-1941; index, 1919-1980.
- Falls County. Discharges of soldiers and sailors, 1916-1919.
- Hood County Court. Discharge records, 1918-1919.
- Llano County. Discharge records of soldiers and sailors, 1919-1943.
- Williamson County Court. Discharge records, 1918-1945; index, 1919-1946.
- Wise County Court. Discharge records, 1919-1939.
Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]
- Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920
- Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947
- 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.
Related Digital Books[edit | edit source]
- The Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Ellis County
- The Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Falls County
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