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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection consists of an index of American prisoners of war during the Korean War acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). Database compiled by the Army Staff, Record Group 319. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website. The collection covers the years 1950-1953.  
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This collection consists of an index of American prisoners of war during the Korean War acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). Database compiled by the Army Staff, Record Group 319. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website. The collection covers the years 1950-1953.
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
  
 
Information found in this collection may include:  
 
Information found in this collection may include:  
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*Place of residence
 
*Place of residence
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information: To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.  
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'''When searching:'''<br> As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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=== 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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'''To search the collection by name:'''<br> 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records. For example:  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records. For example:  
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*Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
 
*Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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==What if I Can't Find Who I"m Looking For? ==
 
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*Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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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.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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*Look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*Look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*Search the records of other prisons.
 
*Search the records of other prisons.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/fielded-search.jsp?dt=240&tf=F&cat=all National Archives Korean War Database of American Prisoners of War]  
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/fielded-search.jsp?dt=240&tf=F&cat=all National Archives Korean War Database of American Prisoners of War]
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*[http://kwnm.org/ Korean War National Museum]
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*[http://kwnm.org/introduction/ Korean War National Museum Virtual Wall of Remembrance]
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*[http://kwnm.org/veteran-listing/ Korean War National Museum Veteran Listing]
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*[http://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm National Park Service Korean War Veterans Memorial]
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/korean-war-veterans-project Tennessee State Library and Archives Korean War Veterans Project]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|United States Korean War 1950 to 1953]]  
 
[[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|United States Korean War 1950 to 1953]]  
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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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.
  
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.  
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation| text = "United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953." Database . <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.}}<br><br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of an index of American prisoners of war during the Korean War acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). Database compiled by the Army Staff, Record Group 319. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website. The collection covers the years 1950-1953.

Collection Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Place of residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name:
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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.

What if I Can't Find Who I"m Looking For?

  • Look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Search the records of other prisons.
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Citing 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:

"United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953." Database . FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.

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, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953.