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* Finding a birth date with military records

Veteran's Benefit Records may show an individual's birth date if either the individual or the individual's spouse served in the military. To get the address where you must write to obtain a military record, go to the topic Researching through military records, and see the category "Veterans' Records."

Genealogy.com also has data on CD-ROMs containing military records indexes. The FamilyFinder Index, a feature of Family Tree Maker software and also available for searching at FamilyTreeMaker.com, is an index of over 220 million names from census records, marriage records, military records, actual family trees, and more. This feature can help you by telling you if your ancestor's name is actually listed on one of the military CDs Genealogy.com sells. Using the FamilyFinder Index couldn't be easier — all you need to do is enter the names of your ancestors right into your own computer. If the FamilyFinder Index tells you that your ancestors are listed, then it's simple to locate your ancestor's record. For more information about FamilyFinder, or for information about purchasing CD-ROM indexes, see the topic All about FamilyFinder.

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