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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Feb 3, 2020

Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is an interview with Michael Strauss, Accredited Genealogist Professional. Michael is an expert on United States federal records and military records. We will talk about military service records beginning with the Revolutionary War and ending with the Phillipine Insurrection (1898-1902). Michael shares how Fred Ainsworth was instrumental in creating the compiled military service records and what you might find in them. We also discuss the Official Military Personnel Files of the 20th century and how to access them. Join us for an informative discussion on military service records!


Genealogy Research Network - website of Michael Strauss, includes his lectures, speaking schedule, and contact form, or reach via email -

U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783 - collection

U.S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811 - collection

War Of 1812 Service Records - collection

Mexican War Service Record Index - collection

Mexican War Service Records - collection to browse

Civil War Service Records - collection to browse

Spanish-American War Service Record Index - collection

Spanish-American War Service Records - collection to browse

Colored Troops - collection

List of the Adjutant General's Office for carded records of military organizations: Revolutionary War through Philippine Insurrection : the Ainsworth list - digitized microfilm at

United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891 - Collection

U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 - Collection

United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914 - Collection

Access to Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) - Information at

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group - more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on

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