United States World War I Cemetery Records

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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

  • Rough Draft Cards Relating to Reburials and Release of Bodies for Private Burials, 1920-1931 NAID 7367939
  • Card Registers of Confirmed Disinterments and Reburials in the Argonne American cemetery, 1921-1933 NAID 7014639
  • Correspondence,Reports,Telegrams,Applications,& Other Papers Relating to Burials of Service Personnel,1.1.1915-12.3.1939 NAID 595318
  • Numerical Card Index to Communes of Non-French Cities in which Burials Occurred Outside of Cemeteries, ca.1920-ca. 1930 NAID 7368036
  • Card Register of Isolated Graves,ca. 1920-ca.1930 NAID 7368133
  • Commune and City Card Index to cemetery Numbers within the Commune and City, 1920-1930 NAID 7368151
  • Card List of Map Locations of cemeteries, 1920-1930 NAID 7368162
  • Card Register of the Number of Burials in European Cemeteries, 1-19,000 Series, 1920-1930 NAID7368166
  • Card Register of the Number of Burials in European Cemeteries, 20,000-30,000 Series, 1920-1930 NAID 7368172
  • Card Register of Confirmed Dis-interments and Reburials of American Soldiers, 1919-1922 NAID 7348362
  • Applications for Headstones for Soldiers Buried in Soldier's Homes NAID607865
  • Applications for Headstones in Private Cemeteries, 1909-1924 607866
  • Applications for Headstones for Sailors, Marines, and Soldiers Buried Outside the United States,1911-1924 NAID607867
  • Card Register of Burials of Deceased American Soldiers, 1917-1922 NAID6943087
  • Card Lists of Evacuated Cemeteries, 1920-1922 NAID 7016902
  • Card Lists of Soldiers whose Grave Locations were Suspended without being Located,1921-1922 NAID 6997542
  • Card List of Buried Foreign Soldiers, 1921-1922 NAID 6997113
  • Initial Burial Plats for World War I American Soldiers NAID 12007376
  • Numerical Card Index to cemeteries, 1920 NAID 7368145
  • Card List of French Communes Containing Graves of Unknown American Soldiers,1920 NAID 7368144
  • Burial Reports, 3.11.1919-5.24.1920 NAID 6928160
  • Maps and Plans of temporary American Expeditionary Force Cemeteries,1920-1922 NAID 642000
  • Card Register of Confirmed Burials of American Soldiers,1917-1921 NAID 7348361
  • Card List of Soldiers whose Burials were Unconfirmed,1918-1920 NAID 7348312
  • Card Lists of Soldiers whose Burials were Confirmed,1918-1920 NAID 7348290

Gold Star[edit | edit source]

Published Gold Star Lists

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.



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