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| record_type = Prisoner of War Records
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| record_group_title = [https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/319.html Records of the Army Staff] 
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| NAID = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/583429 583429]
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| FS_URL_01 = [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|United States Korean War 1950 to 1953]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [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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| RW_URL_02 = [http://kwnm.org/ Korean War National Museum]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://kwnm.org/introduction/ Korean War National Museum Virtual Wall of Remembrance]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://kwnm.org/veteran-listing/ Korean War National Museum Veteran Listing]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm National Park Service Korean War Veterans Memorial]
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/korean-war-veterans-project Tennessee State Library and Archives Korean War Veterans Project]
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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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.
  
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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== Collection Content  ==
  
== Record Content  ==
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
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? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The place where your ancestor lived.
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*The approximate age of your ancestor.
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*The names of other family members and their relationships.
  
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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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  ====
 
  
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.  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2043777?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<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.
  
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 and 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.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor in the prisoner of war records, 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.
 
 
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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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.  
 
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*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.
 
*Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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=== I Can't Find Who I"m Looking for, What Now? ===
 
 
 
*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  ==
 
  
[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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==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.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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 2017. Citing National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.}}<br><br>
  
[[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|United States Korean War 1950 to 1953]]
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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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.
 
 
 
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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Record Description
Record Type Prisoner of War Records
Record Group RG 319: Records of the Army Staff
Collection years 1950-1953
National Archives Identifier 583429
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
National Archives and Records Administration


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

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Information found in this collection may include:

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The place where your ancestor lived.
  • The approximate age of your ancestor.
  • The names of other family members and their 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 by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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 in the prisoner of war records, 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.

I Can't Find Who I"m Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.


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 2017. 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.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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 also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.