Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Indiana, 
United States
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Location of Indiana
Record Description
Record Type Statement of Service Cards
Collection years 1919-1919
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Indiana Archives and Records Administration


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

These records may contain:

  • The name of the soldier
  • The serial number
  • Residence
  • 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?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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?[edit | edit source]

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  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Indiana.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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