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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships.
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=== Search the Collection ===
  
===Search the Collection===
 
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation| text = “United States, Merchant Mariners Killed on US Operated Ships During WWII, 1940-1945.” Index. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives and Records Administration.}}<br><br>  
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Record Description[edit | edit source]

These records include an index of mariners killed on US operated ships during World Ward II. This content was taken from the compiled site: http://www.usmm.org/killed/a.html. This index, along with additional information on merchant mariners at war, is available at www.usmm.org. The index covers the years 1940 to 1945.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Ship name
  • Date of death
  • Position
  • Age

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Other identifying information such as age and death date

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

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Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

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Citations for this Collection[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

“United States, Merchant Mariners Killed on US Operated Ships During WWII, 1940-1945.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives and Records Administration.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.