North Carolina, World War I Service Cards,1917-1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919
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|North Carolina, |
|Flag of North Carolina|
|Location of North Carolina|
|Record Type||Military Statement of Service Cards|
|North Carolina State Archives of Raleigh|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 To Browse This Collection
- 3 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 4 Collection Content
- 5 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 6 What Do I Do Next?
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes an index and images of statement of service cards for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard, which was provided for by an act of Congress July 11, 1919. The collection is located at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh.
Related Digital Book[edit | edit source]
- J. R. Graham. Tar-heel War Record. in the Great War. Charlotte, N.C.: World War Publishing Company,1921
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The service cards can provide the following information:
- Date of Enlistment
- Place of Residence
- Home Address
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth
- Military Service
- Age at time of enlistment
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Branch of Service
- Select the Surname Range to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s service card, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
- Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records
- 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
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
- Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
- Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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
"North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing The North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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