Military research sites;
Mailing Lists. List of all of the RootsWeb military-related mailing
lists are here:
(The military list topics range from U.S. state veterans lists to FRENCH-MILITARY, from BATTLESHIPS to WARBRIDES, and from the BOER-WAR to numerous U.S. Civil War lists. All are indexed on the above page and all have links to the list archives where you can search or browse for information of interest.)
User-contributed Databases. The military master database may be searched starting here: http://userdb.rootsweb.com/military/
(You must enter a surname (last name) to be searched but you can select from an exact match, a match of the beginning letters of the surname (you must enter at least the first three letters -- do not use wild cards, just enter the letters), and a "sounds like" match (Soundex). You may also narrow your searches by listing a given name (optional) and/or a war (optional).
A list of all military databases that have been contributed, included in
the above search of the master military database can be found here
(click on Military Records):
These user-contributed records listed on the above page are as diverse and varied as some World War I and World War II rosters, ships' crew listings, lists of soldiers in various training classes, and lists of some who were killed in various battles. In addition, there is a separate POW-MIA master database searchable from this site:
Also see the RootsWeb Guides No. 13 (Military Records -- worldwide) and No. 14 (Military Records -- U.S.) at:
Perhaps you have ancestors or relatives who served during World War I or at other times. The Internet makes searching for military information much easier and faster. For example, the "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched
for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.
On Cyndi's List are many links to various military-related topics.
Military Resources Worldwide: http://www.cyndislist.com/milres.htm
Rev. War Military Abstracts and File Index in the PA archives http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=13