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27 July 2015

Military Monday Part 2: Military Records Available at Midwest Genealogy Center

Today's Military Monday will be a double header!  Last year when I retired I took a little genealogy road trip to the Midwest Genealogy Center, part of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri.  To prepare for a visit to the Midwest Genealogy Center, be sure and check out the many guides they offer.  This is the guide to their military resources (it downloads a pdf) as well as their guide to Military Records on Microfilm (also downloads a pdf).

Don't assume they records they have are only for the Midwest.

Here is an example of microfilmed records:

"REVOLUTIONARY WAR
M881 Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the
American Army during the Revolutionary War Film Cabinet 1-15
*Also on Ancestry.com

M860 General Index to Compiled Military Service Records of
Revolutionary War Soldiers Storage Cabinet #10
*To borrow this item from Mid-Continent Library on Interlibrary
Loan, request by the soldier’s name
*Also on Ancestry.com

M804 Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant
Application Files, 1800-1900 Film Cabinets 15-29
*Also on Fold3.com

M246 Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
(Muster Rolls, Payrolls, Strength Returns, and Other
Miscellaneous Personnel Pay and Supply Records) Film Cabinets 29
*Also on Ancestry.com"


They also have many records for Missouri and Iowa:
"BLACK HAWK WAR
S915 Black Hawk War, 1832: Enrollment Cards for Missouri (R-Z);
War Department Report of Foreign States: Enrollment Cards Film Cabinet 91
*Service cards located on http://sos.mo.gov/

SEMINOLE WAR
S914 Mexican War Enrollment Cards for Missouri: Lt. Co. AR
Easton; Seminole War, 1837: Enrollment Cards for Missouri,
Col. Gentry Regt.; Black Hawk War, 1832: Enrollment Cards
for Missouri (A-Q) Film Cabinet 91
*Service cards located on http://sos.mo.gov/

OSAGE WAR
S744 Osage War, 1837: Index Cards for Missouri (A-Z); Mormon
War, 1838: Index Cards for Missouri: Abbott, George – Hymer,
Isaac Film Cabinet 91
*Service cards located on http://sos.mo.gov/

MORMON WAR
S744 Osage War, 1837: Index Cards for Missouri (A-Z); Mormon
War, 1838: Index Cards for Missouri: Abbott, George – Hymer,
Isaac Film Cabinet 90
*Service cards located on http://sos.mo.gov/
S745 Mormon Wars, 1838: Index Cards for Missouri: Ingram, John
H. – Yource, James; Mormon War payment accounts index
cards for Missouri *Service cards located on http://sos.mo.gov/ Film Cabinet 91
S746 Miscellaneous Missouri Military, 1838-1839; Iowa War, 1839:
Index Cards for Missouri: A – Triplett, G.M. Film Cabinet 91
*Service cards located on http://sos.mo.gov/

IOWA WAR
S746 Miscellaneous Missouri Military, 1838-1839; Iowa War, 1839:
Index Cards for Missouri: A – Triplett, G.M. Film Cabinet 91
*Service cards located on http://sos.mo.gov/"

If you ever find yourself anywhere near Independence, Missouri, the library is a must-stop research center.  The people are extremely helpful and the resources overwhelming!

Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road
Independence, Missouri

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