Connecticut, World War I, Military Census of Nurses, 1917 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index linked to images of census records for WWI military nurses.


Pages may appear to be missing, but this is not necessarily true because many pages were attached to other pages of the same name but in a different area within this same group of records. A general index for this census’ codes is found in the first few images of each film.


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What Can I Learn from Military Census Records?


These census records may include:

  • The name of the nurse
  • Sex
  • Address
  • Age
  • Height and Weight
  • Marital status
  • Birth Place



How Can Military Census Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the person’s name and place of birth to find a birth certificate which should list the names of the parents
  • Use the country of citizenship to lead you to immigration or naturalization records
  • Use the person’s age and residence to find the 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
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify siblings and other relatives who may also have registered for the draft
  • Census, military service, military pension, immigration, naturalization, and land records can be very useful


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