U.S. Marine Corps

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The Marine Corps was created in 1775. It was part of the Navy Department from 1834 until 1952, when it became a distinct branch of the military. Records of Marine Corps soldiers and officers are available at the National Archives in Record Group 127 for the years 1798 to 1904.

Archives and Libraries

National Personnel Records Center


Library of the Marine Corps

National Archives


Unit Histories - Organization Authority Record

FamilySearch Collections

  • Muster Rolls of the United States Marine Corps, 1798–1892. National Archives Microfilm Publication T1118. (FHL 123 films starting with FHL film # 929049.) The records are arranged chronologically; and they give name, rank, enlistment date, date of death or discharge, and name of ship or station.


 United States, Muster Rolls of the United States Marine Corps - FamilySearch Historical Records

Marine Divisions

Marine Regiments

Marine Corps Aviation

World War I

World War II

Further Reading

Other Record Types