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|title= North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919
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 == Collection Content == === Sample Images ===<gallery>Image:NC WWI Service Cards 1917-1919 dgs004321169 27.jpg|Service CardImage:NC WWI Service Cards 1917-1919 dgs004287629 898jpg.jpg|Service CardImage:NC WWI Service Cards 1917-1919 dgs004287581 1302.jpg|Service Card Page 1Image:NC WWI Service Cards 1917-1919 draft dgs004287581 1303.jpg|Service Card Page 2</gallery> == What Can This Collection These Records Tell Me? ==
The service cards can provide the following information:
*Date of Enlistment
*Military Service
*Age at time of enlistment
== Collection Content ===== Sample Images ===<gallery>Image:NC WWI Service Cards 1917-1919 dgs004321169 27.jpg|Service CardImage:NC WWI Service Cards 1917-1919 dgs004287629 898jpg.jpg|Service CardImage:NC WWI Service Cards 1917-1919 dgs004287581 1302.jpg|Service Card Page 1Image:NC WWI Service Cards 1917-1919 draft dgs004287581 1303.jpg|Service Card Page 2</gallery>
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 To begin your search Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*The name of your ancestor
*The age of your ancestor
*The years your ancestor served in the military
*The names of family members and their relationships
=== Search the Index ==='''{{Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2568864 Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in Link| CID=CID2568864}}=== View 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.Images === '''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://ds.familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/'''{{RecordSearch|2568864/waypoints |Browse Page]:|access=browse}}'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on #Select the initial collection page<br>⇒Select the appropriate "'''Branch of Service"''' <br>⇒Select #Select the appropriate "'''Surname Range" which takes you ''' to view the images.=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===  Look at Compare each image comparing the information result from your search with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to themthere is a match. You This may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those require viewing multiple records or images to your ancestors to make this determination. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. Keep in mind:  *There may be more than one person in the records with the same name *You may not be sure track of your own ancestor’s name*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their liferesearch in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
== What Do I Do Next? ==
When you have located your ancestor’s service card, 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.
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
*Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities<br><br>
 
{{Tip|Don’t overlook {{FHL|North Carolina, Military records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries]].}}
 
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