Mississippi, World War I Army Veterans, Master alphabetical index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Mississippi, United States
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Record Description
Record Type WWI Army Veterans Index
Collection years 1917-1918
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in this Collection?

Index and images of original typescript located at the State Archives in Jackson, Mississippi of ex-servicemen of Mississippi. The index lists name of veteran, race, serial no., address, and county.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

This record may contain the following information:

  • Name of veteran
  • Race
  • Serial number
  • Their city
  • Their county

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Search by last name

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


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. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

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?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.)

Research Helps

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

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
Mississippi, World War I Army Veterans, Master alphabetical index, 1917-1918 Database. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 7 December 2018.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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