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Record Description

This collection contains a name file to casualty information about Army personnel and their dependents who died or were injured worldwide. The records are from Record Group 407: Records of the Adjutant General's Office. Also known as the U.S. Army. Casuality Information System, 1/1/1961-12/1981 This collection has 293,858 records. The file was acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD).

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Name
  • Age or birth date
  • Home state and city of record (if known)
  • Date of casualty
  • Category of casualty
  • Category of personnel

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Home state

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 the information on several individuals comparing the information about them 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Using the Information

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

  • Use the birthdate or age of your ancestor to obtain a birth certificate.
  • The country and town of residence could lead you to funeral, memorial service or burial information.

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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 in articles about foreign collections, but we appreciate any other contributions as well--especially for articles (such as those for US or England collections) that have no translation needs. 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:

"United States, Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA NAID 641697. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States, Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981.


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