Texas, World War I Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Texas, United States
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Record Description
Record Type World War I
Collection years 1917-1920
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes indexes and images of military service related records (statement of service cards and applications for victory medal cards) for World War I acquired from the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin. The collection covers the years 1917 to 1920.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records may contain any of the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Names of family members
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Physical description
  • Residence

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The place and date of birth

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

View the Images

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  1. Select Branch of Service
  2. Select Status
  3. Select Name Range

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.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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 in a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records

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

"Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin.

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