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Where would I find my grandfather's WW1 records?

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Re: Where would I find my grandfather's WW1 records?

Posted: 1298232442000
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not sure what key word you are entering or which database you are using. If you are using the Kramerius database, just put in the surname you want followed by the given name of the individual (use the German spelling of the given name if the Slovak or Hungarian versions do not work). For example, Jan = Janos = Johann. Try all three seperately with the surname. Look for entries with the title: Verlustliste ausgegeben am (casualty list issued on). They contain the information about the individual. The Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der in den Verlustlisten is just an alphabetical index of the names of the casualties. It does not contain any information about the soldier. It just tells you in which book # the man is in. The other documents to look for are called Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke ausgegeben am (news of wounded and sick issued on. These documents also provide information about the soldier. Another thing that works is to put in the surname along with the birth town of the individual. If you still have a problem, post on this site the full name of the man you are reseaching, his birth town and birth year and someone will help you. But start a new query, this one is getting to be too long.
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