Here are a few to peruse so that you can see what kind of information is included. Now that the Utah questionnaire requires a fee for access...would I pay the fee for the information? In a heartbeat.
- Louisiana, World War I Service Records, 1917–1920
- Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917–1919
- North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917–1919
- Texas World War I Records,1917–1920
- California, San Francisco, World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits, 1918
British World War I ancestors? Search these FamilySearch free records:
- United Kingdom World War I Service Records 1914–1920. These are the service files of soldiers who were discharged from the British army between 1914 and 1920. For more information, read the FamilySearch article “United Kingdom, World War I Service Records.”
- United Kingdom World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records 1917–1920. This interesting record batch covers 7,000 women.
Here's some other sources to try. An * will mark those that have free access at Family History Centers many of which may be surprisingly close to your location for a stop by.
- Soldiers of the Great War by William Mitchell Haulsee, Frank George Howe, Alfred Cyril Doyle. This three-volume work found online lists of soldiers that died in the war as well as some basic information about them. Some entries also have photographs.
- Prisoners of the First World War 1914–1918 from the International Committee of the Red Cross has information on 5 million prisoners of war.
- For a habit-forming and comprehensive overview of the war and its history as well as an in-depth look at the records it created, don’t miss the National Archive’s page: World War I Centennial: Commemorating the Great War.
- Be sure to check *Fold3’s World War I collection. In addition to having some of the same records mentioned above, they also have unique collections. Fees apply.
- You can see what World War I records *Ancestry has available here. Some of the most important collections include World War I service records, 1914–1920; World War I pension records, 1914–1920 (This actually contains more service records than pension records since service records used to determine pensions.); and World War I medal rolls index cards, 1914–1920 (with lots of information on British soldiers). Fees apply.
- Those who had ancestors who fought with the United Kingdom won’t want to miss *Findmypast’s World War I collection. Fees apply.
I hope that this four-week World War I ancestor blog has been helpful. I would love to hear about your experiences. Comment below or fill out the little survey if you wish, or send a comment directly to me via the Comments Page.