United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection contains a name index of American prisoners of war during the Korean War. The index is courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration
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This collection consists of an index of American prisoners of war during the Korean War acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). Database compiled by the Army Staff, Record Group 319. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website. The collection covers the years 1950-1953.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Record Content  ==
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation
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Information found in this collection may include:
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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*Full name
== Record Content ==
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*Date of birth
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*Gender
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*Place of residence
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
*Full name
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To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information: To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.
*Date of birth
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*Gender
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*Place of residence
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== How to Use the Record ==
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. 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.  
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “State” ⇒Select the “Local Draft Board” which will take you to the images.  
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
== Related Websites ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records. For example:
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
Include at least one link to an existing wiki article.
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*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
== Contributions to This Article ==
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*Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Search the records of other prisons.
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== Related Websites ==
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[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/fielded-search.jsp?dt=240&tf=F&cat=all National Archives Korean War Database of American Prisoners of War]
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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[[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|United States Korean War 1950 to 1953]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->National Archives and Records Administration. "United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, NARA AAD." National Archive and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover. 
 
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 >  image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
 
  
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.
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Revision as of 09:21, 3 July 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of an index of American prisoners of war during the Korean War acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). Database compiled by the Army Staff, Record Group 319. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website. The collection covers the years 1950-1953.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Place of residence

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information: To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. 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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records. For example:

  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Search the records of other prisons.

Related Websites

National Archives Korean War Database of American Prisoners of War

Related Wiki Articles

United States Korean War 1950 to 1953

Contributions to This Article

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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.


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


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.


Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

National Archives and Records Administration. "United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, NARA AAD." National Archive and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.