Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919
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|Flag of Ohio|
|Location of Ohio|
|Record Type||Statement of Service Cards|
|Ohio Adjutant General's Office|
- 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]
This collection contains an index and images of statement of service cards for Marine Corps, Navy, and out of state enlistments which was provided for by an act of Congress July 11, 1919. The collection was filmed at the Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Ohio.
Related Article[edit | edit source]
Susan Goss Johnston, "World War I Statement of Service Cards," NGS Magazine 43 (July-September 2017): 42-45.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Age at enlistment
- Home address
- Location where enlisted
- Rating (Rank)
- Service number
- Date of discharge
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
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|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Ohio, Adjutant General's Office, World War I - Marine Corps service cards, state of Ohio, World War I - Navy service cards, state of Ohio, and World War I - out of state service cards, state of Ohio.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Ohio.
- US Military Basic Search Strategies
- Beginning Research in United States Military Records
- Beginning United States World War I Research
- Ohio Guided Research
- Ohio Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- World War I - service cards of the state of Ohio
- World War I - out of state service cards, state of Ohio
- World War I - Navy service cards, state of Ohio
- World War I - Marine Corps service cards, state of Ohio
- Grave registrations of soldiers buried in Ohio
- Roster of soldiers of the Ohio National Guard, 1874-1917
Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]
- Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920.
- Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards 1914-1918
- United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919
- United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
- United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
- Ohio, Grave Registrations of Soldiers, 1810-1955
- United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939
Related Digital Books[edit | edit source]
- The official roster of Ohio soldiers, sailors, and marines in the World War, 1917-1918. FHLC
- Honor roll of Ohio, Huron County edition : an illustrated biographical history compiled from public and private records of the World War, 1917-1918
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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