Family Ties

Documenting our lineal and collateral relationships with those who served the nation in World War One

"More than 4,000,000 men and women from the United States served in uniform during World War One,
among them 2 future presidents, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Two million individuals from the United States served overseas during World War One, including 200,000 naval personnel who served on the seas.
The United States suffered 375,000 casualties during World War One, including 116,516 deaths...
The centennial of World War One offers an opportunity for people in the United States to learn about and commemorate
the sacrifices of their predecessors."

from The World War One Centennial Commission Act, January 14, 2013

Nearly four million American families sent their sons or daughters to serve in the Armed Forces during World War One. Countless other families served the war effort in industry, farming, shipping, and many other fields.  All those who served are gone now, but the Commemoration of the Centennial of World War One is the nation's opportunity to make a permanent and comprehensive record how and where those family members served and what they did for the country, before the succeeding generations' memories of them are lost.


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There are many organizations and individuals working on genealogy projects and resources for the families of those who served our nation in World War One.  A number of such online resources are identified below.  If you have related matterials or are working in this field, click here to request that your website be added to the list.

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