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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts Military RecordsMassachusetts_Military_Records|Military Records]]''
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*MacKay, Robert E. ''Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the French and Indian Wars, 1744–1755''. Boston, Massachusetts: Society of Colonial Wars, 1978. (Family History Library book {{FHL|11991|title-id|disp=974.4 M2mc}}.) Gives in-depth information about the years of turmoil among the French, Indians, and Colonists. It includes details about forming the militia force to combat the unrest.
=== Revolutionary War (1775-1783) ===
A man born between 1730 and 1765 who lived in Massachusetts is probably listed in some form of military record. If he supported the rebellion, he may be mentioned in records as a rebel, patriot, or Whig. Those who opposed the rebellion were Loyalists or Tories. For detailed records of the [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]], see:
*Transcripts of: United States. Adjutant General's Office. ''General Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Revolutionary Ward Soldiers''. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1942. (Family History Library film {{FHL|484382|title-id|disp=882841-98}}.) The service records and pension files for Revolutionary War patriots are available at the Family History Library. For more information, see [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]]. You can also use NATF Form 80 to obtain copies of the same records from the National Archives for a fee.
'''The 1835 Pension Roll'''
On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate required the Secretary of War to submit a statement showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had previously been on the pension rolls. For more information on the 1835 Pension Roll see [[Revolutionary War Pension Records and Bounty Land Warrants|Revolutionary War Pension Records]]. The 1835 Pension Roll of Massachusetts, which includes Revolutionary War soldiers and heirs of War of 1812 casualties, is available online.
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=l49HAQAAIAAJ Report from the Secretary of War... Vol. I] (Google Books)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48121 The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. I] (Ancestry) ($)
'''Revolutionary War Supporters'''
'"Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots Heretofore Unknown: Being a List of Men and Women Who Loaned Money to the Federal Government During the Years 1777-1779" by Bell Merrill Draper (Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1899)
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=tfH_xDzFOpQC Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots Heretofore Unknown...] (Google Books)
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/revolution/search_honorrollma.php Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots Heretofore Unknown...] (Genealogycenter.info)
=== Civil War (1861–1865) ===
[[Image:{{Clara_Barton.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Clara Barton, The Angel of the Battlefield, nurse during the American Civil War}}]]
See [[Massachusetts in the Civil War|Massachusetts in the Civil War]] for information about Massachusetts Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Massachusetts regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching the families of the soldiers.
[[Image:{{Clara_Barton.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Clara Barton, The Angel of the Battlefield, nurse during the American Civil War}}]] See [[Massachusetts in the Civil War|Massachusetts in the Civil War]] for information about Massachusetts Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Massachusetts regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching the families of the soldiers.  The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a&nbsp;soldier was your ancestor.<br>
=== World War I (1917-1918) ===
*''Casualties from Massachusetts in World War I, 1918, Enlistments, Enrollments, Medical Examinations, Detachments''. (On 15 films, beginning with Family History Library film {{FHL|1544205|film|disp=1544205}}.)
=== World War II (1941-1945) ===
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=== Web Sites ===
[http://www.mymassachusettsgenealogy.com/ma_records/military.htm My Massachusetts Genealogy]
[http://www.massachusettsgenealogy.net/military.htm Massachusetts Military Records]<br>
[http://www.massachusetts-genealogy.com/Massachusetts-Military-Records.cfm Massachusetts Genealogy--Military Records]
''Massachusetts Research Outline'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001. NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
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