World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918

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*[[Beginning United States World War I Research|Beginning World War&nbsp;I Research]]
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*[[African American Military Records#World War I (1917-1918)|African Americans]]
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*[[American Indian Military#World War I (1917-1918)|American Indians]]
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*[[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918#State World War I Records|State Records]]
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*[[United States World War I Casualty Records|Casualty Records]]
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*[[United States World War I Cemetery Records|Cemetery Records]]
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*[[United States World War I Census Records|Census Records]]
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*[[United States World War I Draft Records|Draft Records]]
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*[[United States World War I Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalizations]]
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*[[United States World War I Pension Records|Pension Records]]
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*[[United States World War I Prisoner of War Records|Prisoners of War]]
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*[[United States World War I Service Records|Service Records]]
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*[[US Military Old Soldiers Home Records|Soldiers Homes]]
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*[[United States World War I Unit Histories|Unit Histories]]
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*[[United States World War I Society Records|Societies]]
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In May 2011, the [http://www.archives.gov/st-louis National Personnel Records Center] (NPRC) completed construction of its new facility in St. Louis, Mo.
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<div style="width: 73%; float: right"><div style="width: 100%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918|World War I]]''</center></div><br>
 
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== <center>Websites</center> ==
 
== <center>Websites</center> ==
  
*[http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/ww1_res.html HistoryGuide.org]. Includes documents, medical records, treaties, etc.
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*[http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/ww1_res.html HistoryGuide.org]. Includes documents, medical records, treaties, etc.  
*[http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWchronology.htm Chronology of the first World War]
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*[http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWchronology.htm Chronology of the first World War]  
*[http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/ World War I]
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*World War I  
*[http://www.greatwar.nl/ Heritage of the Great War]
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*[http://www.greatwar.nl/ Heritage of the Great War]  
*[http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web03/atlases/great%20war/great%20war%20index.htm Maps] showing military campaigns, boundaries, and etc.
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*Maps showing military campaigns, boundaries, and etc.  
 
*[http://www.quarterdeck.org/uniforms/uniforms.htm Navy Uniforms in WWI]
 
*[http://www.quarterdeck.org/uniforms/uniforms.htm Navy Uniforms in WWI]
 
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*[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Wyoming Military Records#World_War_I_.281917-1918.29|Wyoming]]
 
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The Family History Library has some indexes and records from county courthouses, state archives, and state offices of the adjutant general. For example, the library has the following:  
 
The Family History Library has some indexes and records from county courthouses, state archives, and state offices of the adjutant general. For example, the library has the following:  
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=== Sources for Further Reading  ===
 
=== Sources for Further Reading  ===
  
*Davis, Henry Blaine, Jr. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=740614&disp=Generals+in+khaki%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Generals in Khaki]''. Raleigh, N.C.: Pentland Press, 1998. (Family History Library book 973 D3dav.) Contains biographical sketches of the generals in the United States army during World War I.  
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*Davis, Henry Blaine, Jr. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F740614 Generals in Khaki]''. Raleigh, N.C.: Pentland Press, 1998. (Family History Library book 973 D3dav.) Contains biographical sketches of the generals in the United States army during World War I.  
*Knapp, Michael G. “World War I Service Records.” [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=283550&disp=Prologue+%28National+Archives%29%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives][http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=283550&disp=Prologue+%28National+Archives%29%20%20&columns=*,0,0] 22. (Fall 1990): 300–2. (Family History Library book 973 B2p.)  
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*Knapp, Michael G. “World War I Service Records.” [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=PrologueNational+Archives++the+journal+of+the+National+Archives&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives] 22. (Fall 1990): 300–2. (Family History Library book 973 B2p.)  
*Knapp, Michael G., and Constance Potter. “Here Rests in Honored Glory: World War I Graves Registration.” [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=283550&disp=Prologue+%28National+Archives%29%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives] 23. (Summer 1991): 190–4. (Family History Library book 973 B2p.)  
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*Knapp, Michael G., and Constance Potter. “Here Rests in Honored Glory: World War I Graves Registration.” [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Prologue+National+Archives++the+journal+of+the+National+Archives&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives] 23. (Summer 1991): 190–4. (Family History Library book 973 B2p.)  
*Schaefer, Christina K. The Great War. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=719514&disp=The+great+war%20%20&columns=*,0,0 A Guide to The Service Records of All The World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers]''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1998. (Family History Library 940.41 Sch13g.) The United States is covered on pages 123 to 156.  
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*Schaefer, Christina K. The Great War. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F719514 A Guide to The Service Records of All The World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers]''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1998. (Family History Library 940.41 Sch13g.) The United States is covered on pages 123 to 156.  
*Yockelson, Mitchell. “They Answered the Call: Military Service in the United States Army during World War I, 1917–1919.” [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=283550&disp=Prologue+%28National+Archives%29%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives] and Records Administration 30. (Fall 1998): 228–34. (Family History Library book 973 B2p.)
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*Yockelson, Mitchell. “They Answered the Call: Military Service in the United States Army during World War I, 1917–1919.” [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Prologue+National+Archives++the+journal+of+the+National+Archives&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives] and Records Administration 30. (Fall 1998): 228–34. (Family History Library book 973 B2p.)
 
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An online collection containing this record is located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1858291 FamilySearch.org.]<br>
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A wiki article describing this collection is found at:
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[[United States, Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
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In May 2011, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) completed construction of its new facility in St. Louis, Mo.



The United States entered World War I in April 1917. Over 4.7 million men and women served in the regular U.S. forces, national guard units, and draft units. There were 53,402 killed in action, 63,114 deaths from disease and other causes, and about 205,000 wounded. New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio furnished the most soldiers.

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State World War I Records

The Family History Library has some indexes and records from county courthouses, state archives, and state offices of the adjutant general. For example, the library has the following:

  • Michigan. State Library. World War I Card Index. (Family History Library films 1001930–66.) Contains name, address, and county: some have the soldier’s parents’ names and residence if the soldier is deceased. This is a card file at the Michigan State Archives.

Similar collections are described in the military sections for the various states under STATE NAME - MILITARY RECORDS.

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