California, Honor Roll of Californians who served in WWI - FamilySearch Historical Records
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California, Honor Roll of Californians who served in WWI, 1914-1918
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Biographical file (California Honor Roll) of Californians who served in WWI for the years 1914-1918.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of serviceman
- Birth date
- Branch of Service
- Home Address
- Draft date
- Registration date
- Parents' names
- Parents' country of birth
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate age or birth date of the soldier
- The place where the soldier enlisted
- The years the soldier served
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
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]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add the new information to your records
- Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church and land records
- 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
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
- Search the records of nearby military units
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of California.
- California Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1905-Present
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Records of Californians who served in World War I
- World War I draft report : list of California men who enlisted or were inducted into the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- California, Geographical and Name Index of Californians who served in WWI, 1914-1918
- United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
- United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919
- United States Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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