Getting Started

Before we start researching your veteran or obtaining materials from the Archives, there are a few steps you need to take. Below, you can find step-by-step instructions detailing how to begin with Footsteps Researchers!

Step 1: Take a look at the archival materials we provide.

Step 2: Gather all information on your veteran.

  • Full Name:
  • Date + Place of Birth
  • Date + Place of Death
  • Service Number (if available)
  • Military Unit (if available)
  • Copy of discharge paper (if available)

Step 3: Send us an email with the information at

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