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World War I: Genealogical Sources

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The United States entered the World War in April 1917. Over 4.7 million men and women served in the regular U.S. forces, national guard units, and draft units. Military deaths: there were 53,402 killed in action, 63,114 deaths from disease and other causes, and about 205,000 wounded.


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World War, 1914-1918 -- Archival resources

"World War I" genealogy

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