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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/ww1 Military Resources: World War I National Archives]
 
*[https://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/ww1 Military Resources: World War I National Archives]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/organizationdire00unitrich Stations and Post Office Address of Organizations of the Army]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/organizationdire00unitrich Stations and Post Office Address of Organizations of the Army]
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*[https://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-wwi.html Library of Congress Veterans History Project World War I]
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*[https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/about-this-collection/ Stars and Stripe Newspaper of World War I]
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*[https://archive.org/details/companyadministr00waldrich William H. Waldron. Company Administration. New York City: George U. Harvey Publishing Co., 1917]
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*[https://archive.org/stream/unclesamsfactboo00newy#page/n0/mode/2up Uncle Sam's Fact Book of the World War]
  
  
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*[https://archive.org/stream/organizationofse00unit#page/n0/mode/2up Organization of Services of Supply]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/organizationofse00unit#page/n0/mode/2up Organization of Services of Supply]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/tablesoforganiza00unit Tables of Organization U.S. Army 1917]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/tablesoforganiza00unit Tables of Organization U.S. Army 1917]
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=== [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10464968 American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia. August 1918-April 1920] ===
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/649566 Historical Files, August3, 1918- April 1, 1920]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7297187 Card Files of Prisoners of War Interned at the Base Camp at Vladivostok, ca. 1918-ca. 1920]
  
 
=== Training Camps ===
 
=== Training Camps ===
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/4683632 U.S. Army Discharge Reports, cca. 1917-1920]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/14120390RX4.nlm.nih.gov/14120390RX4#page/n3/mode/2up Medical Department, Vol. IV, Activities Concerning Mobilization Camps and Ports of Embarkation]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/14120390RX4.nlm.nih.gov/14120390RX4#page/n3/mode/2up Medical Department, Vol. IV, Activities Concerning Mobilization Camps and Ports of Embarkation]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/cantonmentmanual00kilnrich#page/n5/mode/2up Lt. Col. W. G. Kilner and Capt. A. J. McElroy. The Cantonment Manuel: or Facts for Every Soldier. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1917]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/cantonmentmanual00kilnrich#page/n5/mode/2up Lt. Col. W. G. Kilner and Capt. A. J. McElroy. The Cantonment Manuel: or Facts for Every Soldier. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1917]
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=== [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10487970 Embarkation Service] ===
 
=== [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10487970 Embarkation Service] ===
 
*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10486945 Embarkation Service Administrative History Note]
 
*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10486945 Embarkation Service Administrative History Note]
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*[https://archive.org/stream/historyoftranspo00gle#page/n3/mode/2up A History of the Transport Service]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/unitedstatesarmy06unit#page/n3/mode/2up U.S. Army Transport Service Regulations 1914]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/unitedstatesarmy06unit#page/n3/mode/2up U.S. Army Transport Service Regulations 1914]
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE930459 U.S.S. Great Northern WW I Troop Transport Ship]
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE930459 U.S.S. Great Northern WW I Troop Transport Ship]
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*[https://archive.org/details/MedicalDeptUSNavyInFranceWWI Medical Department of the U.S. Navy with the Army and Marine Corps in France in WW I]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/MedicalDeptUSNavyInFranceWWI Medical Department of the U.S. Navy with the Army and Marine Corps in France in WW I]
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE930873 United States Navy in the World War Official Pictures]
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE930873 United States Navy in the World War Official Pictures]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/299693 NARA at St. Louis Official Military Personnel Files, 1885-1998, RG 24 Records of the Bureau of  Naval Personnel]
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*[https://archive.org/stream/americanshipcasu00unit#page/n0/mode/2up American Ship Casualties of the World War]
 
*[http://www.quarterdeck.org/uniforms/uniforms.htm Navy Uniforms in WWI]
 
*[http://www.quarterdeck.org/uniforms/uniforms.htm Navy Uniforms in WWI]
  
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*[https://archive.org/details/listofofficersof00slsn A List of Officers of the Marine Corps comp. 13 March 1919]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/listofofficersof00slsn A List of Officers of the Marine Corps comp. 13 March 1919]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/womenmarinesinwo00lind#page/n0/mode/2up Women Marines in World War I]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/womenmarinesinwo00lind#page/n0/mode/2up Women Marines in World War I]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/299715 NARA at St. Louis Official Military Personnel Files, 1905-1998, RG 127 Records of the US Marine Corps]
  
 
=== Officers ===
 
=== Officers ===
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| 20 Nov-4 Dec 1917
 
| 20 Nov-4 Dec 1917
| Cambrai  (American Troops engaged 2,500)
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cambrai_(1917) Cambrai  (American Troops engaged 2,500)]
 
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| 21 Mar- 6 Apr, 1918
 
| 21 Mar- 6 Apr, 1918
| Somme ( American Troops engaged 2,200)
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_the_Somme_(1918) Somme (American Troops engaged 2,200)]
 
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|-
 
| 9- 27 April, 1918
 
| 9- 27 April, 1918
| Lys ( American Troops engaged 500)
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Lys_(1918) Lys (American Troops engaged 500)]
 
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|-
 
| 27 May - 5 June, 1918
 
| 27 May - 5 June, 1918
| Aisne ( American Troops engaged 27,500)
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_the_Aisne Aisne, Third Battle of(American Troops engaged 27,500)]
 
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|-
 
| 5 June 1918   
 
| 5 June 1918   
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|-
 
| 8 Aug - 11 Nov 1918
 
| 8 Aug - 11 Nov 1918
| Somme  (American Troops engaged 54,000)  
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_the_Somme_(1918) Somme  (American Troops engaged 54,000)]
 
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| 18 Aug- 11 Nov 1918
 
| 18 Aug- 11 Nov 1918
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|-
 
| 19 Aug- 11 Nov 1918
 
| 19 Aug- 11 Nov 1918
| Ypres-Lys ( American Troops engaged 108,000)
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| Ypres-Lys (American Troops engaged 108,000)
 
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| 12 - 16 September 1918
 
| 12 - 16 September 1918
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== FamilySearch World War I Collections  ==
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== FamilySearch World War I Historical Record Collections  ==
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968530?collectionNameFilter=false United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968530?collectionNameFilter=false United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2513098?collectionNameFilter=false United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2513098?collectionNameFilter=false United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2202707?collectionNameFilter=false Texas World War I Records,1917-1920]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2202707?collectionNameFilter=false Texas World War I Records,1917-1920]
  
 
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== Family History Library Selected World War I Collections ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/522878?availability=Family%20History%20Library Alabama World War I Service Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1013317?availability=Family%20History%20Library Georgia World Wat I Statement of Service Summary Card Files]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/625091?availability=Family%20History%20Library Indiana World War I Enrollment Cards]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/727186?availability=Family%20History%20Library Michigan County War Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2520543?availability=Family%20History%20Library Minnesota World War I Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2831720?availability=Family%20History%20Library Minnesota World War I Bonus Files and Service Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/319159?availability=Family%20History%20Library Ohio World War I Service Cards]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/999667?availability=Family%20History%20Library Oregon Military Service Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1143232?availability=Family%20History%20Library Oregon World War I Veterans State Aid Applications [Card] Index]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/562119?availability=Family%20History%20Library Utah Service Records Abstracts]
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries ===
 
'''National WW I Museum and Memorial'''
 
'''National WW I Museum and Memorial'''
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*[https://www.nps.gov/subjects/worldwari/index.htm  World War I]
 
*[https://www.nps.gov/subjects/worldwari/index.htm  World War I]
  
=== Societies ===
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=== World War One Societies ===
 
*[http://www.orderfirstworldwar.com/the-salient/2011/02/veterans-of-world-war-i-of-the-usa-inc.htm Order of the First World War]
 
*[http://www.orderfirstworldwar.com/the-salient/2011/02/veterans-of-world-war-i-of-the-usa-inc.htm Order of the First World War]
 
*[http://ww1ha.org/about-us/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsJ_7u8K01QIVFJV-Ch0oBwquEAAYAyAAEgIZ3PD_BwE World War One Historical Association]
 
*[http://ww1ha.org/about-us/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsJ_7u8K01QIVFJV-Ch0oBwquEAAYAyAAEgIZ3PD_BwE World War One Historical Association]
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=== Related Websites and Resources===
 
=== Related Websites and Resources===
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*[http://www.1914.org/ First World War Global Commemoration]
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*[http://www.centenarynews.com/ Centenary News First World War I]
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*[http://www.greatwar.co.uk/index.htm The Great War 1914-1918]
 
*[http://southpeacearchives.org/ HistoryGuide.org]. Contains photographs, cemeteries & obituaries, land records, wills, and newspapers; along with a Soldier's Memorial searchable database.  
 
*[http://southpeacearchives.org/ HistoryGuide.org]. Contains photographs, cemeteries & obituaries, land records, wills, and newspapers; along with a Soldier's Memorial searchable database.  
 
*[http://www.militaryindexes.com/worldwarone/ Online World War One Indexes and Records]
 
*[http://www.militaryindexes.com/worldwarone/ Online World War One Indexes and Records]
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*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi BYU WWI Document Archive]. This archive is international in focus
 
*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi BYU WWI Document Archive]. This archive is international in focus
 
*[http://www.rmslusitania.info/ The Lusitania Resource]
 
*[http://www.rmslusitania.info/ The Lusitania Resource]
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*[https://archive.org/stream/honorrollourfami00whee#page/n3/mode/2up The Honor Roll and Our Family's Part in the World War]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Front_(World_War_I) Western Front]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_(World_War_I) Eastern Front]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Front_(World_War_I) Italian Front]
  
 
==National Archives World War I  Dead, American Expeditionary Forces. 1917-1919==
 
==National Archives World War I  Dead, American Expeditionary Forces. 1917-1919==
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/285556?availability=Family%20History%20Library Soldiers of the Great War 3 volumes]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/285556?availability=Family%20History%20Library Soldiers of the Great War 3 volumes]  
 
*[https://archive.org/details/worldwarselectiv00conn Members of American Expeditionary Forces from Connecticut Who Lost Their Lives in the World War]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/worldwarselectiv00conn Members of American Expeditionary Forces from Connecticut Who Lost Their Lives in the World War]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE930346 Kansas Casualties in the Great War 1917-1919]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE9157181 Roll of Honor:Citizens of New York who died while in the service of the U.S. during the World War]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/967316?availability=Family%20History%20Library Ohio and California]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/967316?availability=Family%20History%20Library Ohio and California]
*[http://sos.ri.gov/archon/index.php?p=digitallibrary/digitalcontent&id=151 Rhode Island]
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*[http://sos.ri.gov/archon/index.php?p=digitallibrary/digitalcontent&id=151 Rhode Island State Archives]
  
 
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE928826 Christian A. Bach and Henry Noble Hall. The Fourth Division: Its Services and achievements in the World War,... (1920)]
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE928826 Christian A. Bach and Henry Noble Hall. The Fourth Division: Its Services and achievements in the World War,... (1920)]
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4040697 Kenyon Stevenson. The Official History of the Fifth Division U.S.A. Washington,D.C.: Society of the Fifth Division, 1919]   
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4040697 Kenyon Stevenson. The Official History of the Fifth Division U.S.A. Washington,D.C.: Society of the Fifth Division, 1919]   
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4000053 Emerson G. Taylor. New England in France, 1917-1919: A History of the Twenty-Sixth Division U.S.A. Boston and New York: Houghton and Mifflin Co., 1920]  
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4000053 Emerson G. Taylor. New England in France, 1917-1919: A History of the Twenty-Sixth Division U.S.A. Boston and New York: Houghton and Mifflin Co., 1920]
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220502&from=fhd 28th Division]
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*[https://archive.org/details/storyof27thdivi01orya John F. O'Ryan. The Story of the 27th Division. Vol. 1 New York: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford C0.,1921.]
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/509688?availability=Family%20History%20Library 29th Division]
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*[https://archive.org/details/storyof27thdivis02oryauoft John F. O'Ryan. The Story of the 27th Division. Vol. 2 New York: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford C0.,1921.]   
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1991922?availability=Family%20History%20Library 32nd Division]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220502&from=fhd Pennsylvania in the World War an illustrated history of the Twenty- Eighth Division. vol. 1 Pittsburgh, Pa.: States Publications Society, 1921.]
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2001010?availability=Sacramento%20California%20FamilySearch%20Library 35th Division]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE8158081 Pennsylvania in the World War an illustrated history of the Twenty- Eighth Division. vol. 2 Pittsburgh, Pa.: States Publications Society, 1921.]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/509688?availability=Family%20History%20Library John A. Cutchins. History of the Twenty-Ninth Division, Blue and Gray, 1917-1919... Philadelphia:Twenty-Ninth DIvision Historical Committee, 1921.]  
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE930355 Wisconsin War History Commission. The 32nd Division in the World War, 1917-1919. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Print Co., 1920.]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/291087?availability=Family%20History%20Library Frederic Louis Huidekoper. The History of the 33rd Division,A.E.F. 4 vols. Springfield, Illinois: Ill. State Historical Library, 1921.]  
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE927978  Clair Kenamore. From Vauquois Hill to Exermont: a history of the Thirty-Fifth Division of the united states Army. St. Louis:Guard Publishing Co., 1919.]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE930557 Charles B. Hoyt. Heroes of the Argonne: an authentic History of the Thirty-Fifth Division. Kansas City,Mo.: Franklin Hudson, 1919.]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/storyof36thexper00chasrich Ben H. Chastaine. Story of the 36th: the Experiences of the 36th Division in the World War. Oklahoma City:Harlow Publishing Company, 1920.]  
 
*[https://archive.org/details/storyof36thexper00chasrich Ben H. Chastaine. Story of the 36th: the Experiences of the 36th Division in the World War. Oklahoma City:Harlow Publishing Company, 1920.]  
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220948 Ralph D. Cole. The Thirty-Seventh Division in the World War,1917-1918. vol. 1 Columbus, Ohio: Thirty-Seventh Division Veterans Association, 1926.]
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220948 Ralph D. Cole. The Thirty-Seventh Division in the World War,1917-1918. vol. 1 Columbus, Ohio: Thirty-Seventh Division Veterans Association, 1926.]
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*[https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/640 Washington Service Statement Cards]
 
*[https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/640 Washington Service Statement Cards]
  
== Gold Star Mothers ==
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== [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gold_Star_Mothers Gold Star Mothers] ==
 
*[http://sites.mnhs.org/library/world-war-i-gold-star-roll-record-request Minnesota HIstorical Society]
 
*[http://sites.mnhs.org/library/world-war-i-gold-star-roll-record-request Minnesota HIstorical Society]
 
*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/tennessee-world-war-i-gold-star-records Tennessee State Library Online Index]
 
*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/tennessee-world-war-i-gold-star-records Tennessee State Library Online Index]
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*[https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1999/fall/gold-star-mothers.html NARA Article WW I Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimages Pt II]
 
*[https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1999/fall/gold-star-mothers.html NARA Article WW I Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimages Pt II]
  
=== Armistice Day===
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=== [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10453219  Bureau of War Rick Insurance. Department of the Treasury. Administrative History Note9.2.1914-8.9.1921] ===
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*[https://archive.org/details/unclesamsinsuran00unit_0 U.S. Bureau of War Risk Insurance. Division of Military and Naval Insurance. Uncle Sam's Insurance for Soldiers and Sailors. Answers to Questions You Will Ask. Official Bulletin Issued by the Treasury Department, Washington,D.C., No. 4]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6802713 War Risk Case Files, 11.25.1933-10.3.1938 RG 21 U.S. District Court for he Southern Division of the Western District of Missouri]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2596039 Records of Non-War Risk Claims, 1917-1927 RG 15 Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs]
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=== [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_Day Armistice Day] ===
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/armisticedayanth00apsa#page/n5/mode/2up Armistice Day]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/armisticedayanth00apsa#page/n5/mode/2up Armistice Day]
  

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In May 2011, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) completed construction of its new facility in St. Louis, Mo.


The United States entered World War I in April 1917. Over 4.7 million men and women served in the regular U.S. forces, national guard units, and draft units. There were 53,402 killed in action, 63,114 deaths from disease and other causes, and about 205,000 wounded. New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio furnished the most soldiers.

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American Expeditionary Forces. May 26,1917-August 31,1920

American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia. August 1918-April 1920

Training Camps

Embarkation Service


Army Air Service

  • Army World War I Flight Training
  • The U.S. Air Service in World War I
  • Air University. Aerospace Studies Institute. Historical Research Division. U.S. Air Service Victory Credits, World War I. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University, 1969. FHL Digital Book
  • Norman L. R. Franks and Frank W. Bailey. Over the Front: a complete record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the United States and French Air Services, 1914-1918. London, England: Grub Street, 1992. FHL 973 M2frw
  • James J. Hudson. In Clouds of Glory: American Airmen who flew with the British during the Great War. Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press, 1990. FHL 973 M2hj
  • Lowell A. Lawrence. New England Aviators, 1914-1918: their portraits and their records. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Pub., 1997. FHL 974 M2n v.1 and v. 2
  • James J. Sloan. Wings of Honor: American Airmen in World War I: a compilation of all United States, pilots, observers, gunners, and mechanics who flew against the enemy in the War of 1914-1918. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Pub., 1994. FHL 973 M2swh
  • Lucien H. Thayer, Donald Joseph McGee and Robert James Bender, ed. America’s First Eagles: the Official History of the U.S. Air Force, A.E. F., 1917-1918. San Jose, California: R. James Bender, Pub. Champlin Fighter Museum Press, 1983. FHL 973 M2taf
  • NARA Records of the Army Air Force Record Group 18
  • Records of the Army Air Force National Archives Fort Worth
  • Gorrell's History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1919, NARA publication M990, 58 rolls

Unit Histories

Lafayette Escadrille - American Pilots in the French Air Service

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Naval

Marine Corps

Officers


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Medical Department

Base Hospitals and Ambulances

Related Medical


American Red Cross

American Rec Cross War Council Administrative History Note

National Archives

Hoover Institute Archives Stanford University

Overseas Service

State and Local Sources

Timeline American Expeditionary Forces

Date Event
3 February 1917 Diplomatic relations with Germany were severed
6 April 1917 Congress declares war on Germany
18 May 1917 Congress passes the Selective Service Act which allows for the registration of eligable men for military service
5 June 1917 The first registration included men between 21 and 31 years of age
20 July 1917 The lottery is held in Washington to determine the order of liability for military service is held. No. 258 was the first number drawn.
20 Nov-4 Dec 1917 Cambrai (American Troops engaged 2,500)
21 Mar- 6 Apr, 1918 Somme (American Troops engaged 2,200)
9- 27 April, 1918 Lys (American Troops engaged 500)
27 May - 5 June, 1918 Aisne, Third Battle of(American Troops engaged 27,500)
5 June 1918 The second registration included men who had become 21 since the first registration
9-15 June, 1918 Noyon-Montdidier (American Troops engaged 27,000)
15-18 July 1918 Champagne-Marne (American Troops engaged 85,000)
12 Sept 1918 The third registration included the ages 18 to 45. 13,228,762 registered.
25 Jun 1918 U.S. troops took over Belleau Wood, France after two weeks of fighting.7870 Americans lost their lives in the battle.
18 Jul 1918- 6 Aug 1918 Aisne-Marne offensive or the 2nd battle of the Marne marked the turning point of the War.  The German line was driven back to Vesle.
8 Aug - 11 Nov 1918 Somme (American Troops engaged 54,000)
18 Aug- 11 Nov 1918 Oise-Aisne (American Troops engaged 85,000)
19 Aug- 11 Nov 1918 Ypres-Lys (American Troops engaged 108,000)
12 - 16 September 1918 St. Mihiel (American Troops engaged 550,000)
26 Sept 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 The Meuse-Argonne Offensive involving over one million U.S. troops
24 Oct- 4 Nov 1918 Vittorio-Veneto (Italian Front, American Troops engaged 1,200)
31 Oct 1918 The 2nd million U.S. soldier reached France.
11 Nov 1918 The Armistice. World War I ends with the surrender of Germany

FamilySearch World War I Historical Record Collections

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Archives and Libraries

National WW I Museum and Memorial

U.S. Army Heritage and Education center

National Archives at St. Louis

Library of Congress

National Archives

National Park Service

World War One Societies

American Legion


Cemeteries

American Casualties

American Battle Monuments Commission

World War I Cemeteries

World War I Monuments

Related Websites and Resources

National Archives World War I Dead, American Expeditionary Forces. 1917-1919

Compiled Data on Casualties of the American Expeditionary Forces by State of United States Possession, 1917-1919 NAID 1726747

Additional Sources

United States World War One Centennial

State Committees or Commissions

Unit Histories

  • Below are selected divisional and regimental histories from the FamilySearch catalog.

Army Corps

Division Unit Histories

Military Unit Histories

Infantry

Engineers

Field Artillery

Machine Gun Battalions

World War I State Online Collections and Descriptions

Gold Star Mothers

Bureau of War Rick Insurance. Department of the Treasury. Administrative History Note9.2.1914-8.9.1921

Armistice Day

State World War I Records


The Family History Library has some indexes and records from county courthouses, state archives, and state offices of the adjutant general. For example, the library has the following:

Similar collections are described in the military sections for the various states under STATE NAME - MILITARY RECORDS.

Awards

Women

  • Women and War
  • Women in World War One
  • Women and the US Navy, WWI Era
  • Female Yeoman
  • Samantha Phil-Gill. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France, 1917-1921.(2017)
  • Carrie Brown. Rosie's Mon: Forgotten Workers of the First World World War. Northeastern University Press, 2013.
  • Lettie Gavin. American Women in World War I: They Also Served. University of Colorado Press, 2006
  • Gilbert Stone. ed. Women Workers of World War I. (2007)
  • Susan Zeiger.In Uncle Sam's Service. Women Workers with the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919. University of Pennsylvania, Press, 2004

Sources for Further Reading

  • Schaefer, Christina K. The Great War. A Guide to The Service Records of All The World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1998. (Family History Library 940.41 Sch13g.) The United States is covered on pages 123 to 156.
  • Neagles, James C. U.S. Military Records: A Guide to Federal and State Sources.
  • McMahon, M. M. Researching Your U.S. WWI Army Ancestors. Crownsville: CreateSpace, 2017.
  • Gutierrez, Edward A. Doughboys on the Great War. How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experiences. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2014.
  • Venzon, Anne C. The United States in the First World World War:An Encyclopedia.Garland Publishing Co., 1996
  • Coffman,Edward. The War to End All Wars. The American Experience in World War I. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998
  • Freidel, Frank. Over There. The Story of American’s First Great Overseas Crusade. rev. ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Cp., 1990
  • Carroll, Andrew My Fellow Soldiers. General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War. New York: Penguin Press, 2017.
  • Haythornthwaite, Philip J. The World War One Source Book. London, England: Arms and Armour, 1992. FHL 973 M2hay
  • Woodward, David R. American and World War I: a selected annotated bibliography of English language sources. New York: Garland Pub Co., 1985. FHL 973 M23b v. 6
  • Randle,Gray with Christopher Argle. Chronicle of the First World War. 2 vols. New York, New York: Facts on File, 1990. FHL 973 M2gra

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