United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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United States, American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953 .
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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.
Information found in this collection may include:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Place of residence
How Do I Search the Collection?
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.
|FHL Place United States items or FHL Keyword United States items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see United States Archives and Libraries.|
- National Archives Korean War Database of American Prisoners of War
- Korean War National Museum
- Korean War National Museum Virtual Wall of Remembrance
- Korean War National Museum Veteran Listing
- National Park Service Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Tennessee State Library and Archives Korean War Veterans Project
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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.
- "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.|