Friday, February 17, 2006

The Library of Virginia: Military Records and Resources

The Library of Virginia: Military Records and Resources is an impressive effort to bring records of Virginians' military service to the Internet. Despite the up-front warning that "Most records of military service contain only the name of the individual and the unit in which he served; rarely do they contain either genealogical or biographical information," the indexes and scanned documents will at least save you a trip to Richmond, and at best confirm an ancestor's service. Records range from muster rolls of Dunmore's Expedition of 1774 to questionnaires completed by soldiers returned from the First World War.