Raymond Starr, Book Review Editor
Military Service Records: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1985. 330 pages. $5.00 Paper.
Military service records are major sources of information for genealogists and a large variety of historians looking for data on specific individuals. Naturally, the largest single concentration of such records is the United States National Archives in Washington. This catalog covers the portion of those records which are available on microfilm. It includes records on volunteer and regular military personnel from the American Revolutionary war through the War of 1812, Indian Wars, the Civil War, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, and World War I, plus veterans claims and miscellaneous personnel records. There are special sections on people serving in the Coast Guard and on Black servicemen. The catalog explains what is available on microfilm and how to order the appropriate reels. The catalog may be obtained for a $5.00 contribution to the National Archives Trust Funds Board, Washington D.C., 20408, and is worth every penny of that!