Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990
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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?
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.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Date and place of discharge
- Date and place of enlistment
- Military Unit
- Marital Status
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?
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
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
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.
- Texas Guided Research
- Texas Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- US Military Basic Search Strategies
- Beginning Research in United States Military Records
- Beginning United States World War I Research
Related Family History Library Holdings
- 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
- 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
- The Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Ellis County
- The Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Falls County
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.
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