Digging for Doughboys: World War I Genealogy

  • 11 Feb 2017
  • 11:00 AM
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (chapel), 4505 Regent St., Madison, Wisconsin

Russell Horton, Reference and Outreach Archivist at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, will be the speaker.

We are in the midst of the 100th anniversary of World War I, and the centennial of America’s entry into the Great War is just around the corner in April. Roughly 4 million Americans – often referred to as Doughboys – served in the military during the war, including 120,000 men and women from Wisconsin. In this presentation, Russ Horton will walk you through the steps to researching the World War I veteran in your family tree, from draft registration to service records to unit histories. He will discuss records specific to individual veterans as well as broader sources that can be used to provide perspective on the veteran’s experiences. Learn how to properly research and honor your ancestor’s World War I service!


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