United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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This collection consists of a name 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.
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- National Archives and Records Administration. "United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, NARA AAD." National Archive and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Place of residence
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If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, 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. You may also want to search the records of other prisons.
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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.
- 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.
You may also find these search tips helpful:
- Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.
- 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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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > 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.