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=== Search the Collection  ===
 
=== 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. Keep in mind:  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*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.
  
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*The information in this record varies depending on the military branch in which your ancestor served  
 
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*Birth years are recorded with only two digits. For example, instead of recording the birth year as 1925, it will be recorded as 25.
 
*Birth years are recorded with only two digits. For example, instead of recording the birth year as 1925, it will be recorded as 25.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
  
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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.
  
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{{Collection citation| text = "United States Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA NAID 571686. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.}} <br> <br>
  
{{Collection citation| text = Department of Defense. "Records of Military Personnel Who Died as a Result of Hostilities During the Korean War, created, ca. 1977 - 11/1979, documenting the period 1/1/1950 - 2/7/1957." National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC}}
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Latest revision as of 18:36, 24 March 2015

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains an index of military personnel who died hostile deaths during combat in the Korean War between 1950 and 1957.

This collection was acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The records are from Record Group 330 Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website. The event date is the date died or declared dead.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Full name of casualty
  • Military service branch (F=U.S. Air Force, A=U.S. Army, C=U.S. Coast Guard, M=U.S. Marine Corps, N=U.S. Navy)
  • Home of record (State)
  • Home of record—County for casualties in the Army, and city, town, or municipality for the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps casualties
  • Date of birth (only year if birth is given for most Army casualties)

How to Use the Record

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

  • Your ancestor’s name, birth date, or place of residence
  • Other identifying information such as military branch to which he/she belonged

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 birth date along with the home of record to find your ancestor’s family in census records.
  • Use the home of record and name of your ancestor to locate church and land records.
  • Your ancestor’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as birth or census records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The information in this record varies depending on the military branch in which your ancestor served
  • Birth years are recorded with only two digits. For example, instead of recording the birth year as 1925, it will be recorded as 25.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.


Related Websites

NARA Series Description

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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. 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.


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 Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA NAID 571686. 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 Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957.

 

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