United States, Korean War Dead and Army Wounded (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==

Revision as of 16:26, 2 August 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of an index of casualties of Army personnel during the Korean War. Includes dead, missing, wounded or captured soldiers. The index was acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The records are from Record Group 407 Records of the Adjutant General's Office,1905-1981.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Department of Defense. Records on Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties, created, 1950 - 1970, documenting the period 2/13/1950 - 12/31/1953. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Full name of casualty
  • Day and month of casualty
  • Place and year of casualty
  • State and county of residence
  • Year of birth (for deceased casualties only)

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Ancestor’s name
  • Other identifying information such as birth date, death date, state of residence, or branch of military in which your ancestor served

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible ancestors. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine which individual is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Next, click on your ancestor's name. This will take you to a descriptive page with a link to the image.

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 year of birth to calculate an age or approximate birth date.
  • Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.
  • Your ancestor’s occupation can lead you to other records such as birth, marriage, or death.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • If you are unable to find your ancestor, search for nicknames and various spellings of names.

Related Websites

NARA Series Description
To reach the series description, click on the above link, then select "Korean War." After the "Korean War" page has loaded, look for "Record Group 407" and click on the "Search" icon.

Related Wiki Articles

United States Korean War 1950 to 1953
United States

Contributions to This Article

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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.

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 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.