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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_Records|Military Records]]''
*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.
Societies:
*"Register of the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1917" ([http://books.google.com/books?id=yCcwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]) ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Register+of+the+Massachusetts+Society+of+the+Colonial+Dames+of+America Worldcat]) - lists women who are members of the society and a description of the ancestors military or political service.
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/revolution/search_honorrollma.php Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots Heretofore Unknown...] (Genealogycenter.info)
=== War of 1812 (1812-1815) ===
The following are good sources for those who fought in the [[War of 1812, 1812 to 1815|War of 1812]]:
[[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) ===
=== 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]
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