You know you should look for military records for your ancestor, but what war did he serve in?
Our friends over at Fold3 created this handy little infographic to use as a rule of thumb. There are exceptions to every rule, but this will get you started!
If you want to dig a little deeper into the subject of who served and how to find their story, these presentations will help:
- Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Perspective: Extracting Stories from Military Records on Ancestry.com and Fold3 (Anne Gillespie Mitchell)
- Research Civil War Soldiers: An Overview (Amy Johnson Crow)
- Three Red Cross Nurses Who Served in Siberia During and After WWII (Juliana Smith)