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The benefits and importance of Nebraska military records in family history and genealogical research for ancestors who have been veterans are evident but Nebraska military records can also be valuable to researchers whose direct ancestors just weren’t soldiers in any war. Because of the quantity of genealogical information and facts included in some Nebraska military pension records they should never be overlooked during the research process.

Government record microfilms and other military records relating to Nebraska veterans can be found at the Nebraska State Historical Society.

The records of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) is a specialized collection of military documents. The records for the Nebraska Department of the Grand Army of the Republic Membership Files list names, service dates, units, post office addresses for Civil War veterans in Nebraska, and GAR post numbers. Civil War veterans who were buried in the state are listed alphabetically in the GAR Burial Records. Those records also list death dates, burial locations, and military service units. Many of them also list birthplaces.

The Spanish-American War service cards from the Spanish-American War list place of birth, name, birth date or age, service dates, assigned units, and places of residents. Nebraska residents who served from 1898 to 1902 in the Philippine War and the subsequent Insurrection are listed. There are also service cards for Work War 1 available. Those cards list serial numbers, names, birth dates or ages, places of residence, and service dates. There is also a servicemen index for World War II that lists newspaper references to servicemen from Nebraska.

Nebraska in the Civil War

Civil War Website Links

Nebraska Modern Wars

War Website Links