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=== Cemetery Records ===
 
=== Cemetery Records ===
  
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''' National Cemetery Administration'''
 
*The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries.
 
*The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries.
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''' American Battle Monuments Commission '''
  
 
*The [https://www.abmc.gov/database-search American Battle Monuments: Search ABMC Burials and Memorials] lists those buried overseas in the American military cemeteries and those who died during the Korean War. It also lists the Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.
 
*The [https://www.abmc.gov/database-search American Battle Monuments: Search ABMC Burials and Memorials] lists those buried overseas in the American military cemeteries and those who died during the Korean War. It also lists the Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/532061 Photographs of World War I and World War II American Military Cemeteries and Memorials in Europe, 1924 - 1932. NAID 532061 Digital images]
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''' World War I Cemeteries'''
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/aisne-marne-american-cemetery#.Wbq2p8ZryUk Aisne-Marine American Cemetery]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/brookwood-american-cemetery#.Wbq4dsZryUk Brookwood American Cemetery]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/flanders-field-american-cemetery#.Wbq5_8ZryUk Flanders Field American Cemetery]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/lafayette-escadrille-memorial-cemetery#.Wbq6esZryUk Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/meuse-argonne-american-cemetery#.Wbq6ucZryUk Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7014639 Card Registers of Confirmed Disinterments and Reburials in the Argoone American Cemetery, 1921-1931 NARA Catalog NAID 7014639]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/oise-aisne-american-cemetery#.Wbq8rsZryUk Oise-Aisne American Cemetery]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/somme-american-cemetery#.Wbq848ZryUk Somme American Cemetery]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/st-mihiel-american-cemetery#.Wbq99sZryUk St. Mihiel American Cemetery]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/suresnes-american-cemetery#.Wbq-JMZryUk Suresnes American Cemetery]
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'''World War I Monuments'''
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/audenarde-american-monument#.Wbq3lMZryUk Audenarde American Monument]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/belleau-wood#.Wbq318ZryUk Belleau Wood]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/bellicourt-american-monument#.Wbq4K8ZryUk Bellicourt American Monument]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/cantigny-american-monument#.Wbq4tsZryUk Cantigny American Monument]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/chateau-thierry-monument#.Wbq4_cZryUk Chateau-Thierry Monument]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/chaumont-marker-aef-headquarters#.Wbq5NcZryUk Chaumont Marker-AEF Headquarters]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/kemmel-american-monument#.Wbq6P8ZryUk Kemmel American Monument]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/montfaucon-american-monument#.Wbq7p8ZryUk Montfaucon American Monument]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/montsec-american-monument#.Wbq76cZryUk Montsec American Monument]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/naval-monument-brest#.Wbq8GMZryUk Naval Monument at Brest]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/naval-monument-gibraltar#.Wbq8ZMZryUk Naval Monument at Gibralter]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/sommepy-american-monument#.Wbq9k8ZryUk Sommepy American Monument]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/souilly-marker-1st-army-headquarters#.Wbq9vsZryUk Souilly Marker-1st Army Headquarters]
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*[https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/tours-american-monument#.Wbq-acZryUk Tours American Monument]
  
*The book "[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2609083 Pilgrimage for the Mothers and Widows of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the American Forces Now Interred in the Cemeteries of Europe]" lists the widow’s or mother’s name, relationship, name of deceased, rank, organization, and cemetery. It is arranged by state and county.
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=== [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10463044 Graves Registration Service] ===
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The Graves Registration Service was established in August 1917 and was responsible for maintaining a burial registration system and the acquiring of land in France for cemeteries.   
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE930313 ''Location of Graves and Disposition of Bodies of American Soldiers who Died Overseas'']
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*[https://archive.org/details/areporttosecret00deptgoog ''A Report to the Secretary of War on American Military Dead Overseas, May 1920'']
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*[https://archive.org/details/disposalprotecti00unit/page/n1 ''United States War Department. Disposal and protection of remains of American soldiers who died in France.'']
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'''National Archives Catalog '''
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*'''Digital Images'''
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/595318 Correspondence,Reports,Telegrams,Applications,& Other Papers Relating to Burials of Service Personnel,1.1.1915-12.3.1939 NAID 595318]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6928160 Burial Reports, 3.11.1919-5.24.1920 NAID 6928160]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6943087 Card Register of Burials of Deceased American Soldiers, 1917-1922 NAID 6943087]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/12007376 Initial Burial Plats for World War I American Soldiers NAID 12007376]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/642000 Maps and Plans of temporary American Expeditionary Force Cemeteries,1920-1922 NAID 642000]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/12007376 Initial Burial Plats for World War I American Soldiers, 1920. NAID 12007376]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7367939 Rough Draft Cards Relating to Reburials and Release of Bodies for Private Burials, 1920-1931 NAID 7367939]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7014639 Card Registers of Confirmed Disinterments and Reburials in the Argonne American cemetery, 1921-1933 NAID 7014639]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7368036 Numerical Card Index to Communes of Non-French Cities in which Burials Occurred Outside of Cemeteries, ca.1920-ca. 1930 NAID 7368036]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7368133 Card Register of Isolated Graves,ca. 1920-ca.1930 NAID 7368133]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7368151 Commune and City Card Index to cemetery Numbers within the Commune and City, 1920-1930 NAID 7368151]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7368162 Card List of Map Locations of cemeteries, 1920-1930 NAID 7368162]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7368166 Card Register of the Number of Burials in European Cemeteries, 1-19,000 Series, 1920-1930 NAID 7368166]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7368172 Card Register of the Number of Burials in European Cemeteries, 20,000-30,000 Series, 1920-1930 NAID 7368172]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7348362 Card Register of Confirmed Dis-interments and Reburials of American Soldiers, 1919-1922 NAID 7348362]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/607865 Applications for Headstones for Soldiers Buried in Soldier's Homes NAID 607865]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/607866 Applications for Headstones in Private Cemeteries, 1909-1924 NAID 607866]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/607867 Applications for Headstones for Sailors, Marines, and Soldiers Buried Outside the United States,1911-1924 NAID 607867]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7016902 Card Lists of Evacuated Cemeteries, 1920-1922 NAID 7016902]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6997542 Card Lists of Soldiers whose Grave Locations were Suspended without being Located,1921-1922 NAID 6997542]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6997113 Card List of Buried Foreign Soldiers, 1921-1922 NAID 6997113]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7368145 Numerical Card Index to cemeteries, 1920 NAID 7368145]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7368144 Card List of French Communes Containing Graves of Unknown American Soldiers,1920 NAID 7368144]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7348361 Card Register of Confirmed Burials of American Soldiers,1917-1921 NAID 7348361]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7348312 Card List of Soldiers whose Burials were Unconfirmed,1918-1920 NAID 7348312]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7348290 Card Lists of Soldiers whose Burials were Confirmed,1918-1920 NAID 7348290]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6814701 Code Lists of Cemeteries and Communes of the Registration Branch of the Graves Registration Service, 1918-1919 NAID 6814701]
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=== [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gold_Star_Mothers Gold Star] ===
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE2609083 Pilgrimage for the Mothers and Widows...]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6161915 Records Relating to Pilgrimages of Gold Star Mothers and Widows,1930-1933 NAID 6161915]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6924821 Correspondence Relating to the Gold Star Pilgrimage,1922-1935 NAID 6924821]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7348032 Transportation Requests of Gold Star Pilgrimage, 1930 NAID 7348032]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6925616 Ledgers of Obligations and Expenditures Relating to Gold Star Pilgrimage,1930-1933 NAID 6925616]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6925624 General Correspondence of the Paris Office of the Gold Star Mother's & Widow's Pilgrimage to Europe,1930-1933 NAID 6925624]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6925617 Scrapbook of Colonel Richard T. Ellis, In Charge of the Paris Office of Gold Star Pilgrimage,1930 NAID 6925617]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/20761663 Records Regarding the Gold Star Mothers and Widows of New York,1930-1933 NAID 20761663]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/585286 Photograph Albums Relating to the Pilgrimages of Gold Star Mothers and Widows,1930-1933 NAID 585286]
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'''NARA Microfilm Publication'''
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*M1872. List of Mothers and Widows of American World War I Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to the War Cemeteries in Europe, 1930. 1 roll.
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'''Published Gold Star Lists'''
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE927508 Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1667448 Nevada's Golden Stars]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE87261 Wisconsin's Gold Star List]
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''' Related Publications'''
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*John W. Graham.'' The Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s.'' Jefferson, North Carolina: MacFarland and Company, 2005.
  
 
=== Related Books ===
 
=== Related Books ===
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Soldiers of the Great War" (3 Volumes) by Haulsee, Howe, and Doyle lists soldiers that died in WWI with their name, rank, town and cause of death. Photos of some of the soldiers are also included. The volumes are arranged by state with photographs of soldiers followed by a list of casualties. Not all casualties in the list have a photo and the photos are not listed in strict alphabetical order. You must browse through the photos one by one or use the index mentioned below to see if a listed casualty has a photo included in the book.
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FamilySearch Digital Books
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*Volume I - [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE6216008 Alabama through Maryland]
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*Volume 2 - [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE104246 Massachusetts through Ohio]
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*Volume 3 - [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE4481697 Oklahoma through Wyoming, supplement (miscellaneous photos) and foreign soldiers]
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*Note: Since the photographs are not strictly alphabetically arranged, an index to the photographs is available in volume three on page 497. The index does not give full names, instead it gives page numbers for each state in which to look for names that begin with a specific letter. First, find a name in the state sections of the volumes, and then, use the index to determine what pages to look for a photo. Not all casualties have photos.
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*''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE8558493 Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Navy Who Lost Their Lives during the World War, from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918]''. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920. (Family History Library book 973 M23u; film 1415261 item 7.) This book lists the sailor’s name, rank, date and place of death, cause of death, and name of next of kin.
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*[https://archive.org/stream/listofofficersen19unse_0#page/n3/mode/2up Officers and  Enlisted Men of the United States Marine Corps (Except Overseas Dead), who Died Between November 12, 1918 and November 17, 1921, Inclusive]
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*[https://archive.org/details/listofofficersen19unse A List of the Officers and Enlisted Men of the U.S. Marine Corps who lost their lives while serving in the United States and Possessions between the period from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918.]
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*[http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyUS-Casualties.htm World War 1, US Navy and Coast Guard casualties], complied by Gordon Smith (Naval-History.Net)
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*The book "[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE2609083 Pilgrimage for the Mothers and Widows of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the American Forces Now Interred in the Cemeteries of Europe]" lists the widow’s or mother’s name, relationship, name of deceased, rank, organization, and cemetery. It is arranged by state and county.
  
*Haulsee, W.M., et al., comps. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=285556&disp=Soldiers+of+the+great+war%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Soldiers of the Great War]''. 3 vols. Washington, D.C.: Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920. (Family History Library book 973 M23s; fiche 6051244.) This is a listing of soldiers who died. It is arranged by state and gives the soldier’s name, residence, rank, and cause of death. It contains many individual photographs and a chronology of the war.
 
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=287902&disp=Officers+and+enlisted+men+of+the+United+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Navy Who Lost Their Lives during the World War, from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918]''. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920. (Family History Library book 973 M23u; film 1415261 item 7.) This book lists the sailor’s name, rank, date and place of death, cause of death, and name of next of kin.
 
  
 
=== References ===
 
=== References ===

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Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

National Cemetery Administration

  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries.

American Battle Monuments Commission

World War I Cemeteries

World War I Monuments

Graves Registration Service[edit | edit source]

The Graves Registration Service was established in August 1917 and was responsible for maintaining a burial registration system and the acquiring of land in France for cemeteries.

National Archives Catalog


Gold Star[edit | edit source]

NARA Microfilm Publication

  • M1872. List of Mothers and Widows of American World War I Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to the War Cemeteries in Europe, 1930. 1 roll.

Published Gold Star Lists

Related Publications

  • John W. Graham. The Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s. Jefferson, North Carolina: MacFarland and Company, 2005.

Related Books[edit | edit source]

Soldiers of the Great War" (3 Volumes) by Haulsee, Howe, and Doyle lists soldiers that died in WWI with their name, rank, town and cause of death. Photos of some of the soldiers are also included. The volumes are arranged by state with photographs of soldiers followed by a list of casualties. Not all casualties in the list have a photo and the photos are not listed in strict alphabetical order. You must browse through the photos one by one or use the index mentioned below to see if a listed casualty has a photo included in the book.

FamilySearch Digital Books

  • Note: Since the photographs are not strictly alphabetically arranged, an index to the photographs is available in volume three on page 497. The index does not give full names, instead it gives page numbers for each state in which to look for names that begin with a specific letter. First, find a name in the state sections of the volumes, and then, use the index to determine what pages to look for a photo. Not all casualties have photos.



References[edit | edit source]