Military Records Research Tip
Military records would not only include the service records of soldiers but may also include draft
records, veterans records, pension records, bounty-land records, and military census records. Service
records contain much more genealogical information than the other records listed above. However, pension
records contain more valuable information about family relationships than service records do. For
instance, a pension record always lists the spouse's and children's vital information and especially the
date of marriage.