North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index and images of US service cards for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard from World War I.

 

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What Can I Learn from North Carolina WWI Service Cards?

 

These records may include:

  • Date of Enlistment
  • Name
  • Place of Residence
  • Home Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Military Service
  • Age at time of enlistment

 

 

How Can WWI Service Cards Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With North Carolina WWI Service Cards information you may be able to:

  • Use the names, age and residence to find census records including the 1910 and 1920 census. The 1930 also identifies World War I veterans.
  • Look for discharge records. Many veterans registered their discharges at the local county courthouse.
  • Look for membership applications at the local American Legion Post.
  • Look for a published military unit history.
  • 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.

 

 

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