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Ancestry.com. New York, Military Service Cards, 1816-1979 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: NYNG Officer Service Cards prior to 1/1/1930. Saratoga Springs, New York: New York State Military Museum. NYNG Officer Service Cards prior to 1/1/1930. New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York.

NYNG Officer Service Cards since 1/1//1943. New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York .

Register of Officers Whose Services Terminated Prior to Jan. 1, 1858. New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York.

About New York, Military Service Cards, 1816-1979

This database contains index cards that summarize the service history of officers in the New York National Guard, the state militia, and possibly other military units. Cards come from several collections and served different purposes. All of the cards typically list the following details:

  • name
  • ranks
  • organizations (units)
  • location of service history

Others may include birth date, birthplace, residence, service history, year of retirement, and death date where applicable. The collection may contain some NCOs or enlisted personnel.

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