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Record Description

These records include indexes and images of military service related records (statement of service cards and applications for victory medal cards) for World War I acquired from the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin. The collection covers the years 1917 to 1920.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920.

Record Content

These records may contain any of the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Names of family members
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Physical description
  • Residence

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Other identifying information such as birth date and place

Search the Collection

To search the collection:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Branch of Service"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Status"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Name Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use these records to learn the date and place of birth. The information could also be used to search for a birth record and for information on parents and siblings. This is the best source of birth information for men born in states where birth registration began late.
  • Use the names of spouse, dependents, and residence to look for additional records about the registrant and his family such as census, church, and land records .

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties and states.

Related Websites

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How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

“Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920.

 

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