Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929
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|Georgia, United States|
|Flag of Georgia|
|Location of Georgia|
|Record Type||Military Statement of Service Cards|
|Department of Archives and History|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes an index and images of statement of service cards for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard, which was provided for by an act of Congress July 11, 1919. The collection is located at the Department of Archives and History in Atlanta.
- Susan Goss Johnston " World War I Statement of Service Cards" NGS Magazine 43 (July-September 2017): 42-45.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Place of birth
- Date of birth
- Age at enlistment
- Serial number
- Date of discharge
- Organizations served in
- Cause of Death
- Person notified of death and relationship
- Dates served overseas
- Wounds and other injuries received
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The place where your ancestor lived at the time they entered military service
- The years your ancestor served in the military
- The military unit your ancestor served with
Search the Index
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the names, age and residence to find census records including the 1910 and 1920 census. The 1930 also identifies World War I veterans
- Look for discharge records. Many veterans registered their discharges at the local county courthouse
- Look for membership applications at the local American Legion Post
- Look for a published military unit history
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- 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
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Georgia.
- Georgia Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Beginning United States World War I Research
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
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