Investigate your Ohio family’s participation in the Great War. Because genealogical records for this time period are somewhat limited, the excellent coverage provided in this database can be especially significant. Here you’ll uncover page images from all twenty-three volumes of The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-18. In all, the military records in these volumes reference approximately 250,000 individuals who served in World War I.
Because they include each individual’s name, address, and age, these records can be a helpful finding aid for your Ohio ancestors. Use these details to link back to additional genealogical archives like birth certificates and 1900 U.S. Census data.
What you may find:
- Name and age
- Branch of service and date of enlistment
- Military rank and discharge status
- Brief history of military career
- Date and cause of death (if it occurred during enlistment)