Military photographs allow you to view history as your ancestors saw it and can be a rich addition to your family story.
They can also be useful in helping to identify uniforms you may have seen in your own family photo collection.
- If you’re searching for a person in the military photos, try using only a surname and narrow it with other fields. Sometimes you’ll find military photos labeled with just a surname and perhaps an initial and/or rank (e.g., Sgt. A.J. Smith).
- When searching for military photos, try using the keyword field to enter the name or number of your ancestor’s military unit or the location of a battle in which they served.
- Using the keyword field, search for locations or the ship name where you suspect your ancestor was stationed.