Military records can be a real boon to your family history research. Compare timelines and the ages of family members with the dates of historic military events. If you find that an ancestor was the right age to have served in a military conflict, develop a research plan to investigate the possibility more thoroughly and obtain any related records. Also, investigate what life was like in that era for families on the home front. Social and local histories may contain rich details on wartime activities in which your family may have been involved.
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