Service Records

Register of Militia officers prior to 1858

This is a collection of index cards. The collection is separated into 85 sections. Each card lists last name, first name, rank, and unit. Each card also refers to a page in a resource called Register "B." (No amount of research has determined exactly what this Register "B" actually is. If someone knows what and where this resource is please contact us.)

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Veteran Burial Locations

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Men who were federalized in 1940

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New York State Awards, Decorations, and Medals

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Medal of Honor Recipients Affiliated with New York

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Civil War Rosters

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15th/369th Regiment Enlistment Cards, 1920-1949

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27th Division Collections

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Publications

Adjutant General Reports, 1858-1995

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Adjutant General Registers, 1893-1905

These rosters were compiled by the New York State Adjutant General Office. They were published as a set of 43 volumes between 1893 and 1905. Their official titles are Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year ... : Registers of the [units numbers]. These should not be confused with the regular reports put out by the New York Adjutant General during the same period.

These rosters were digitized by the New York State Library. For a complete list of the documents the library has digitized see www.nysl.nysed.gov/ scandocs/

These are all Adobe Acrobat files and they can be very large. The largest is 80 MB. These have been 'read' so they can be searched using the Acrobat Search funtion. However, they have not been checked for spelling so there are many mis-spellings. you cannot see these mis-spellings because the text is under the page image so please be aware that just because you have searched for a word using the Acrobat search function, this will not take the place of reading.

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New York National Guardsman, 1924-1940

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Digitized books

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Partial Index for The 27th Division in World War II, Edmund Love

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World War I Yearbooks

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World War II Yearbooks

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Finding Aids

Buffalo Armory (PDF File)

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Kenneth H. Powers Collection (PDF File)

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Kingston Armory Collection (156th Field Artillery)

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Malone Armory Archives

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10th Regiment Collection

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Search our catalog/collections

This will allow you to search our library databases of published materials, photographs, archival collections, sheet music, as well as our oral history database. A separate database will let you search our roster database of nearly 500,000 names.

Veteran's Oral History Project

Established by the Governor on Veterans' Day, 2000, the New York State Veteran Oral History Program involves professional military historians using the latest digital technology to preserve the story of New York's Veterans—in their own words—now and for all generations to come.

The program is concentrating on the state's sizable World War II Veteran community; however, we are also collecting the experiences of veterans of all periods and services.

Additional Resources

Our records are primarily related to the New York National Guard, therefore, we little or no information on federal installations and/or personnel who served in the US forces (Army, Navy, Marines, etc.).

There are additional resources listed with each of the units within the Unit History section of this website. You can also contact the local public library, historical society, city historian and county historian where the unit was raised.

New York Heritage

New York Heritage is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. The site provides free access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totalling hundreds of thousands of items.

The collections in New York Heritage represent a broad range of historical, scholarly, and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, newspapers, books, and more.

New York Heritage is a project of the Empire State Library Network.

NYNG Records

CATEGORY 1: Records for Active Duty Service
Contact:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63132-5100
1-866-272-6272.

or visit the National Archives and Records Administration web site
NOTE: A major fire at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973 destroyed nearly 80% of Army records 1912-1960, and 75% of Air Force records 1947-1964. Alternate Sources are available for finding personnel information from these time periods.

CATEGORY 2: Records for NY Army National Guard or NY Air National Guard members discharged within the past 60 years
Contact:
Department of the Army
ATTN: MNP, Building 25
New York Army National Guard
1 Buffington Street
Watervliet, NY 12189-4000
Mr. Steven Essex, (518) 272-6438

You may also use form SF180, available from the National Archive web site
Although it is possible, use of the FOIA/FOIL request form to request military records is discouraged due to personal information (such as SSN) being transferred over an unsecured email network.

CATEGORY 3: Records for Former NY Army or Air National Guard Soldiers discharged over 60 years ago.
Contact:
NYS Archives and Records Administration (SARA)
Cultural Education Center, Room 11D40
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-8955

NOTE: Personnel records over 60 years old are routinely destroyed. Some records and unit musters, etc., are available here or by emailing archref@mail.nysed.gov.

More information can be found here:
See How to Obtain Personnel Records https://dmna.ny.gov/foil/records/

To obtain personnel records for New York National Guard Members contact:
between 1947 and 1994
Steve Essex:
email: stephen.f.essex@us.army.mil
phone: 518.272.6438

1995-2004
Deb Kohler
email: deborah.kohler@us.army.mil
phone: (518) 786-6073

2004-present
SGT Hulett
email: jeffrey.hulett@us.army.mil
phone: (518) 272-3988

New York State Archives

New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-6926
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/research/military-records
ARCHINFO@mail.nysed.gov

National Archives and Records Administration

National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408
(1-866-272-6272)
http://www.archives.gov

The Army Heritage & Education Center

US Army Center of Military History
103 Third Avenue
Ft. McNair, DC 20319-5058
Voice: 202.685.2704
Fax: 202.685.4570
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
cmhonline@hqda.army.mil

US Army Center of Military History

The Army Heritage & Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3971
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

The VA administration, NYS Division of Veteran Affairs

The VA administration
NYS Division of Veteran Affairs
100 Saratoga Village Blvd.
Suite 13C
Malta, NY 12020
1-888-VETS NYS (1-888-838-7697)

The Naval Historical Center

The Naval Historical Center
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060
http://www.history.navy.mil/contact.html

United States Marine Corps

Marines
United States Marine Corps
Marine Corps Education Command
Marine Corps University
History Division
3079 Moreell Avenue
Quantico, Virginia 22134
(703) 432-4874

Air Force History Office

AF/HO
1190 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1190
Comm: (703) 697-5600
DSN: 227-5600
FAX: (703) 693-3496
http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/

Air Force Historical Research Agency

Air Force Historical Research Agency
http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/
334.953.5342

National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of the United States Air Force
Public Affairs Division, 1100 Spaatz St.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 45433-7102
(937) 255-4704
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

ReUnions

We understand that some individuals have had success locating former members of the Armed Forces by placing advertisements in publications of various veterans organizations such as the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which have special columns for reunion purposes.
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/other-helpful-sites.html

The 27th Division has an official newsletter, the Orion Gallivanter. They often sponsor reunions. Their contact information is:
The 27th Division Association
PO Box 2522
Syracuse, NY 13220-2522
Roberta Comerford is the secretary. Her contact information is:
Roberta Comerford
The 27th Division Association
PO Box 2522
Syracuse, NY 13220-2522
315.434.9724
Roberta.Comerford@us.army.mil

New York City

New York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
For general information, call: (212) 873-3400
https://www.nyhistory.org/
webmaster@nyhistory.org

New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
(917) 275-6975
http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman

DMNA Public Affairs Office

DMNA Press Office