This Veterans Day we invite you to learn more about the military service of your family members at the Gale Family Library! From November 5 to November 11 take 15% off the regular purchase price of all military-related Research Service orders when you enter discount code MILITARY15 during checkout. For more information, visit the Veterans Day Sale page.
MNHS has many useful records documenting military service. Most of these are in the State Archives collection under the records of the Adjutant General and the Department of Military Affairs.
The Adjutant General is a constitutional officer appointed by the governor. The function of this office is to manage the state militia (the National Guard) and the various armories and support facilities for it.
The Department of Military Affairs was created after World War II. It administers a variety of veterans programs.
This guide will give you an overview on how to find records from the following wars: