St. Louis Military Records
Even with the Internet, locating St. Louis military records can take a great deal of time because you have to search through a variety of resources. Finding compiled military records, for example, you will want to start with the national archives microfilm. If they have not been reproduced on microfilm, you can take your search to the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and ask for the original records.
Each type of military record may or may not be able to be located online, and to find out if your ancestors are able to be reached through searching the Internet, you may spend a lot of time heading down dead ends. The Internet CAN prove to be a valuable tool in finding lost military records, but it cannot be the only tool.
To begin your online search, be sure you have as much information about your ancestor as possible. Everything from name, to social security number, to date of birth, to residential information will come in handy. Once you are sure you are not able to locate any other identifying information, check out our comparison of online investigative services to narrow down the ones that will give you the information you want. This can save you a lot of otherwise wasted time, as you can search for a variety of records at once instead of being forced to search all over the Internet.