Military Records

Military Records

This section is devoted to military service records featuring our Suffolk County ancestors.
If you would like to submit military service records of any kind for Suffolk County, please send them to me at, putting SUFFOLK COUNTY MILITARY SERVICE in the subject line, and we will make arrangements for your information to appear in this section.

See below for new additions to this page.

New York Pensioners, 1835
This database identifies thousands of New York soldiers who
were covered under various pension acts in the early 1800s.
Most entries list name of soldier, rank, area of military service,
and other important information.

Military Service - Some Descendants of
Martha Halsey, Southampton, NY

submitted by
Sherrill Halsey Stevens, Lt Colonel, US Army, retired

Patriot Refugee Property Owners
A partial listing of Patriot Refugee Property Owners
from New York City and Vicinity During Occupation
By the British Army from 1776 to November 25, l783.

U.S. Naval Deaths, World War I -- Long Island
Although the United States Navy did not take part in many
World War I battles, thousands of American sailors died fighting
for their country during the war. This database collects from
disparate sources the death records for over 7200 sailors who died
between 1917 and 1919. Each record reveals the sailor's name, rank,
branch of service, death date, and cause of death.

Medal of Honor Recipients Buried in Suffolk County

Vietnam Casualty Index
This database, derived from a Department of Defense data file, contains information on some 58,000 casualties of the Vietnam War. The database lists name, rank, date of birth, date of death, race, religion, service number, marital status, home of record, branch of service, and more.

Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary War Patriots
in Suffolk County

Veterans and patriots of the Revolutionary War whose graves were found
between 1900 and 1987 are included.

U.S. World War I Mothers' Pilgrimage, 1930
In the late 1920s the War Department of the United States compiled a list of mothers and widows of deceased soldiers killed in World War I and offered to send them to their loved one's final resting place in Europe. This database contains the names those women who were entitled to make the pilgrimage, as shown by department records on 15 November 1929.

Research Outline: U.S. Military Records

Information about how to look for and obtain U.S. Military Records.

New York State Archives Military Service Records

Military records in the New York State Archives document the service of many (but not all) individuals who served in the State's armed forces during conflicts prior to World War II.

Includes: Print Out the War Service Records Search Request & Reply Form


This page was last updated February 3, 2004.