Utah, World War I Newspaper Clippings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Military
Collection years 1917-1918
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What Is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of newspaper clippings of Utah and Inter-mountain men who served in World War I. The book was created by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Camp M, of Weber County. The material was collected from newspapers during the War and added to the scrapbook between 1919-1920. The original is located at Weber State University.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, World War I Newspaper Clippings, 1917-1918.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The newspaper articles may contain any of the following information:

  • Names
  • Birth dates and places
  • Death or burial dates and places
  • Marriage dates and places
  • Names of parents, siblings, or other family members
  • Military rank or unit
  • Dates of military service
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Details about military service

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of the soldier.
  • The approximate birth date of the soldier.
  • The military service dates.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then select "Newspaper Clippings".


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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Utah, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Utah Archives and Libraries.

Citations For This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

  Collection Citation:

“Utah, World War I Newspaper Clippings, 1917-1918.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Camp M, of Weber County, Ogden, Utah.


Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.


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