Uncovering the Past: How to Access WWI Army Service Records

The First World War was a conflict that changed the world forever, and many of us have ancestors who fought in it. If you’re looking to uncover your family’s history, accessing WWI Army Service Records can be a great way to start. Here’s how you can access these records and learn more about your ancestor’s service in the war.

Where to Find WWI Army Service Records

The first step in accessing WWI Army Service Records is finding them. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the main repository for military service records from WWI. You can search their online database for records of soldiers who served in the U.S. Army during the war. You can also visit one of their regional archives in person if you prefer.

What Information is Included in the Records?

WWI Army Service Records typically include information such as enlistment dates, discharge dates, rank, unit assignment, and other details about a soldier’s service during the war. They may also include personal information such as birth date and place of birth, physical description, marital status, and next of kin information.

How to Request Copies of the Records

Once you have found the record you are looking for, you can request copies from NARA by mail or online. You will need to provide basic information such as name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service when requesting copies of records. There may be fees associated with requesting copies of records depending on how many pages are requested and whether they are digital or paper copies.

Uncovering your family’s history can be an exciting journey into the past, and accessing WWI Army Service Records is a great way to start that journey. With a little bit of research and some help from NARA, you can learn more about your ancestor’s service in this important conflict that changed our world forever.

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