This section provides information about research and records about veterans in Franklin County, to help recognize and honor their service. These resources are available for research purposes in the FCGS Library and Research Room.
FCGS volunteer Clyde Siddens is the main contact and resource for veterans research. Please see the footer below for open hours and contact info.
This title is a a two-volume, 3-ring binder of Veterans Discharge documents. In 2007, with permission from the County Clerk office, Don Easterling started taking photographs of the documents. In 2020, Clyde Siddens began compiling the binder from those photographs and records. This collection is available to view in the Research Room. Family members of veterans, with proof of relationship, may obtain copies of DD214 military discharge papers.
The FCGS has collected many photographs of veterans from Franklin County. The photographic collection is available to view in the Archive Room.
The FCGS has a DVD collection of interviews with veterans, available in MP4 format. The Franklin County Library began the DVD project in 2001. The veterans' interviews can be viewed in the Research Room.
This publication features profiles of veterans from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and up through 2002. The following served on the project: Fred Barker, Ron Barker, A.J. Clinton, Neil Clinton, Charlene Donahue, Elsie Lou France, Martha Hare, Rae Harper, Kay Henry, Kirleen Hiett, Max Holder, M.P. Long, Fern McKnight, Jane Martin, John Martin, Christine Skelly, J. P. Stanley, and Minnie Wafford.
This title is available to view in the FCGS library for research use.