If you wonder whether any military records exist at the National Archives for a specific soldier, then let us help.
We are happy to conduct a free records assessment for your soldier. We will check many record indexes, including some that you may not have considered. We will also make use of in-house databases and powerful search tools that are not available to the general public. We will then let you know if any records are known to exist and where they might be. There is no obligation on your part, whether or not we find evidence of existing records for your soldier.
Or, of course, you can simply place an order for specific kinds of records. For most record types, if we cannot find evidence that such records exist for your soldier, then we will let you know and you will pay nothing. (Exceptions are noted in this FAQ). Unlike the free records assessment, however, if you place an order for specific kinds of records, then you are committing to pay for us to retrieve any such records that we may find.
We are not infallible, however, and we make no guarantees with respect to our free records assessment. For the best possible assessment on a wide range of record types, we recommend that you hire a certified genealogist who specializes in your area of interest.