United States, Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection contains a name file to casualty information about Army personnel and their dependents who died or were injured worldwide. The records are from Record Group 407: Records of the Adjutant General's Office. Also known as the U.S. Army. Casuality Information System, 1/1/1961-12/1981 This collection has 293,858 records. The file was acquired from the National Archives, "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD).

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Name
  • Age or birth date
  • Home state and city of record (if known)
  • Date of casualty
  • Category of casualty
  • Category of personnel

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Home state

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

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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Using the Information

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

  • Use the birthdate or age of your ancestor to obtain a birth certificate.
  • The country and town of residence could lead you to funeral, memorial service or burial information.
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Citation for This Collection

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Department of Defense. Records of Deceased, Wounded, Ill, or Injured Army Personnel, Including Dependents and Civilian Employees, created, 1/1/1961 - 12/1981, documenting the period 1/1/1961 - 12/1981. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC