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Texas Records on the March

By Diane Haddad Premium

Texas Records on the March

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has expanded its Adjutant General Service Records collection with a free online database of military records on 25,000 people.
 
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has expanded its Adjutant General Service Records collection with a free online database of military records on 25,000 people.

The 17,000-image database contains official service-record files from the Adjutant General’s Office, as well as service-related files from other government agencies. The records, dating from the 1830s to the 1930s, represent 15 military organizations.

Eight of these record series – Army of the Republic, Navy of the Republic, Confederate States Army, Texas State Troops, Mounted Volunteers, Minute Men, State Police and Regular Rangers – are entirely digitized. Texas archives digital-imaging specialist Liz Clare won’t hazard a guess as to when all the series will be online, but says, “We are adding new images to the database on a weekly basis.”

You can search by name, military organization and library call number (the call number is mainly for the state librarians’ use). Some files contain only a brief sentence or two. More-detailed files hold enlistment forms, receipts, equipment records and other documents that contain names, dates, places, physical descriptions and uniform measurements.
 
From the February 2005 Family Tree Magazine 

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