United States World War I Cemetery Records

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Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

National Cemetery Administration

  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries.

American Battle Monuments Commission

World War I Cemeteries

World War I Monuments

Graves Registration Service[edit | edit source]

The Graves Registration Service was established in August 1917 and was responsible for maintaining a burial registration system and the acquiring of land in France for cemeteries.

  • US Army Graves Registration Service. History of the American Graves Registration Service. 3 vols. Washington, D.C.: US Army Graves Registration Service,1921.

Organization Authority Record

Digital Books

National Archives Catalog


Gold Star[edit | edit source]

NARA Microfilm Publication

  • M1872. List of Mothers and Widows of American World War I Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to the War Cemeteries in Europe, 1930. 1 roll.

Published Gold Star Lists

Related Publications

  • John W. Graham. The Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s. Jefferson, North Carolina: MacFarland and Company, 2005.
  • John Graham. Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s NGS Magazine 44 # 2 (April-June 2018): 35-39.

Related Books[edit | edit source]

Soldiers of the Great War" (3 Volumes) by Haulsee, Howe, and Doyle lists soldiers that died in WWI with their name, rank, town and cause of death. Photos of some of the soldiers are also included. The volumes are arranged by state with photographs of soldiers followed by a list of casualties. Not all casualties in the list have a photo and the photos are not listed in strict alphabetical order. You must browse through the photos one by one or use the index mentioned below to see if a listed casualty has a photo included in the book.

FamilySearch Digital Books

  • Note: Since the photographs are not strictly alphabetically arranged, an index to the photographs is available in volume three on page 497. The index does not give full names, instead it gives page numbers for each state in which to look for names that begin with a specific letter. First, find a name in the state sections of the volumes, and then, use the index to determine what pages to look for a photo. Not all casualties have photos.

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