Historical and government records can help you trace your heritage. Use these free resources to research and build your family tree.
The National Archives and Records Administration has a collection of resources for genealogists. These include:
Records of military service from the Revolutionary War to the present
State archives contain materials including:
Native American records
The Nationwide Gravesite Locator can help you find burial locations of veterans.
The Department of the Interior provides a guide to tracing your Native American heritage.
The Library of Congress offers local history and genealogy reference services. They can help you refine your research skills and find new sources.