The database "Massachusetts Soldiers in the Colonial Wars" has been updated and renamed "Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775." This update includes images of the source material as well as the addition of search fields to assist in the location of records relevant to your research.
Prior to the American Revolution many men served in the militia and fought against Native Americans, the French, and other opponents. Many of these battles were extensions of European wars. This database contains over 35,000 records of service for individuals in Massachusetts and other New England states who served from the seventeenth century to the Battle of Lexington and Concord. These records, originally published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society with support from the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts between 1975 and 1985, were compiled from many different sources to create as comprehensive a list as possible. Not all individuals who gave service are represented here, however.
More details about the individual resources included in this database can be found in the citation information provided by our database catalog. This database can be found by selecting "Military Records" from the drop-down menu located on this page. You can also download PDF copies of the introductions to these resources from this page.
Other military records databases offered by our website include Index of Revolutionary War Pensioners and Vermont Soldiers in World War I.
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