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Data on WWI soldiers is digital

The State of Washington has recently announced that World War I veterans’ records are now available at the Digital Archives. The archives contain the records of about 48,000 World War I veterans from Washington.

Copies of World War I Service Statement Cards from 1917 to 1919, recently indexed by Washington Historical Records Project volunteers, are now available and searchable online at the archives. The United States War Department had originals of the cards and copies were provided for the State Auditor.

Information contained in the records includes full name, serial number, race, place inducted, place of birth, unit assignments, ranks attained, engagements fought in, wounds received, dates served overseas, date of demobilization, and degree of disability (if any).

The National Archives’ Pacific Alaska Region has its headquarters in Seattle and holds diverse records of general historical interest and genealogical information.

To search, go to www.digitalarchives.wa.gov. or call (360) 586-1492 or go to www.secstate.wa.gov/archives.

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