The US-Mexican War Soldier Database is a joint project between Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and the Federation of Genealogical Societies

 

TELLING THEIR STORIES

The National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and the Federation of Genealogical Societies are developing a free searchable database to tell the stories of the 130,000 soldiers of the US-Mexican War.

The database will allow descendants of US soldiers to connect to their personal history, and help Palo Alto commemorate and tell the stories of these soldiers.  After the soldier database is developed, unit histories and other war-related information will be included.  Every possible effort will be made to include the names and information about Mexican soldiers who also served.

This database will allow descendants to learn about their ancestors who served in the US-Mexican War and honor their soldiers’ sacrifices.  It will make these military records available for free, and will preserve national and international history.

YOU CAN HELP

You can help in this momentous preservation project by assisting with the indexing of the soldiers’ names and related military information.  Volunteers should contact the Project Coordinator Patricia Rand, at Projects@FGS.org or Karen Weaver, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, at Karen_Weaver@nps.gov.