Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|Access the Records|
Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards 1919
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|Indiana, United States|
|Flag of Indiana|
|Location of Indiana|
|Record Type||Statement of Service Cards|
|Indiana Archives and Records Administration|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
Index and images of Statement of Service Cards of Indianans who served in the United States Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marines during World War I. Each soldier has one or two cards giving information on his/her military service, such as name, serial number, residence, place, and date of birth, military organizations he/she served in, rank, engagements participated in, wounds or injuries received, dates serving overseas, discharge date, percentage disabled, and additional remarks. The collection is located at the Indiana State Archives in Indianapolis.
See also Susan Goss Johnston "World War I Statement of Service Cards" NGS Magazine 43 (July-September 2017): 42-25.
Related Digital Book
- Indiana Historical Commission. Gold star honor roll : a record of Indiana men and women who died in the service of the United States and the allied nations in the World War, 1914-1918. Indianapolis,Indiana: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records may contain:
- The name of the soldier
- The serial number
- Place, and date of birth
- Military organizations he/she served in
- Rank and engagements he/she participated in
- Wounds or injuries received
- Dates serving overseas
- Discharge date
- Percentage disabled
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The date of the event
Search the Index
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at World War I Indiana enrollment cards, 1919|
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?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- Search for land and probate records
- Use the names, ages and residence to locate church records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
- Immigrant first names may be in their native language
- Look at the 1910 census to identify names and ages of additional family members
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Indiana.
- Indiana Guided Research
- Indiana Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1900 | 1900-Present
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.
- Collection Citation
- "Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards 1919" Database. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 7 December 2018.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
| We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.