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== What is in This Collection? ==
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==What is in This Collection?==
This collection contains a census of World War I Veterans and a Card Index for years 1917-1919. The census documents contain, on printed forms, name of Veteran; serial number; address; place and date of birth; nationality; color; occupation before and after the war; marriage date; wife's name, birthplace and date; names of children and their birth dates; parents' names and addresses; first camp entered and date; rank, company, and regiment; transfers and promotions; battles engaged in; discharged date and reason, and additional information. The card index is arranged alphabetically by county, then alphabetically by name of the veteran and includes names of the soldiers' parents and addresses. Microfilm of original records at State Library and Archives of Lansing, Michigan.  
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This collection contains a census of World War I Veterans and a Card Index for years 1917-1919. This census was conducted in 1923 by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Michigan in conjunction with county War Preparedness Boards.  "Census forms were mailed to the veterans's last known address.  Some forms were not returned; some returned forms were filled in more completely than others." (Source: ''Michigan Genealogy: Sources & Resources'', Second Edition by Carol McGinnis, pg. 83; published 2005, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore.) The census documents contain, on printed forms, name of Veteran; serial number; address; place and date of birth; nationality; color; occupation before and after the war; marriage date; wife's name, birthplace and date; names of children and their birth dates; parents' names and addresses; first camp entered and date; rank, company, and regiment; transfers and promotions; battles engaged in; discharged date and reason, and additional information. The card index is arranged alphabetically by county, then alphabetically by name of the veteran and includes names of the soldiers' parents and addresses. Microfilm of original records at State Library and Archives of Lansing, Michigan.  
=== Image Visibility ===
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===Image Visibility===
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
 
These records may contain the following information:  
 
These records may contain the following information:  
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*Name of Veteran
 
*Name of Veteran
*Serial #  
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*Serial #
 
*Address
 
*Address
 
*Date & place of birth
 
*Date & place of birth
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*Parent's names & addresses
 
*Parent's names & addresses
  
== Collection Content ==  
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==Collection Content==  
=== Sample Images ===
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===Sample Images===
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
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==How Do I Search This Collection?==  
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
 
*The name of your ancestor
 
*The birth date of your ancestor
 
*The birth date of your ancestor
 
*The birth place of your ancestor
 
*The birth place of your ancestor
*The division of the military in which your ancestor served  
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*The division of the military in which your ancestor served
 
   
 
   
=== Search the Index ===
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===Search the Index===
 
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===  
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===How Do I Analyze the Results?===  
 
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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
   
 
   
== What Do I Do Next? ==
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==What Do I Do Next?==
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
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*Add any new information to your records
 
*Add any new information to your records
*Use the name, place of residence and birth date to obtain their military file from the National Archives  
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*Use the name, place of residence and birth date to obtain their military file from the National Archives
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date  
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
 
*Use the soldier's age and and residence to find his family in census, church, and land records
 
*Use the soldier's age and and residence 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  
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*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
 
*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
  
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names  
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*Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
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*Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
 
*Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.)
 
*Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.)
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*Note that the census was conducted in 1923.  The veteran may have died or moved out of Michigan before that time, or neglected to return the form.
  
=== Research Helps ===  
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===Research Helps===  
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Michigan, United States Genealogy|Michigan]].
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Michigan, United States Genealogy|Michigan]].
* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
 
* [[Beginning United States World War I Research]]
 
* [[GuidedResearch:Michigan|Michigan Guided Research]]
 
* [[Michigan Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step Michigan Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
* [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]
 
  
=== Related Family History Library Holdings ===
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*[[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
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*[[Beginning United States World War I Research]]
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*[[GuidedResearch:Michigan|Michigan Guided Research]]
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*[[Michigan Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Michigan Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
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*[[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]
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===Related Family History Library Holdings===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1181817 Army, Navy & Marine dead files, 1917-1919]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1181817 Army, Navy & Marine dead files, 1917-1919]
  
== Citing This Collection ==  
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==Citing This Collection==  
 
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.
 
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.
 
   
 
   
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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==How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?==
 
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[[Category:World War, 1914-1918]]
 
[[Category:World War, 1914-1918]]

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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a census of World War I Veterans and a Card Index for years 1917-1919. This census was conducted in 1923 by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Michigan in conjunction with county War Preparedness Boards. "Census forms were mailed to the veterans's last known address. Some forms were not returned; some returned forms were filled in more completely than others." (Source: Michigan Genealogy: Sources & Resources, Second Edition by Carol McGinnis, pg. 83; published 2005, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore.) The census documents contain, on printed forms, name of Veteran; serial number; address; place and date of birth; nationality; color; occupation before and after the war; marriage date; wife's name, birthplace and date; names of children and their birth dates; parents' names and addresses; first camp entered and date; rank, company, and regiment; transfers and promotions; battles engaged in; discharged date and reason, and additional information. The card index is arranged alphabetically by county, then alphabetically by name of the veteran and includes names of the soldiers' parents and addresses. Microfilm of original records at State Library and Archives of Lansing, Michigan.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name of Veteran
  • Serial #
  • Address
  • Date & place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Occupation before & after war
  • Marriage date
  • Wife's name, birthplace and date
  • Children's names & birthdates
  • Parent's names & addresses

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 birth date of your ancestor
  • The birth place of your ancestor
  • The division of the military in which your ancestor served

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. 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]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the name, place of residence and birth date to obtain their military file from the National Archives
  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
  • Use the soldier's age and and residence 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

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 an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.)
  • Note that the census was conducted in 1923. The veteran may have died or moved out of Michigan before that time, or neglected to return the form.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Michigan.

Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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