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U.S. -- Histories, Records, Genealogies -- Late 19th Century to WWII (1878-1945)

For general information on lists of births and deaths, use the name of the state plus Registers, for example: Virginia--Registers.

For information on specific conflicts that occurred during this period, the following are some examples of useful subject headings.

For the Spanish-American War:

Spanish-American War, 1898--Registers

For World War I:

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces--Registers of dead

United States -- History -- World War, 1914-1918

World War, 1914-1918--Registers

World War, 1914-1918--Virginia

For World War II:

World War, 1939-1945--Registers

Alderman Stacks &
Special Collections
D769.85 .V81 A4 1948
Albemarle County Historical Society (Va.) War History Committee. Pursuits of war : the people of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, in the Second World War. Charlottesville, Virginia : Albemarle County Historical Society, 1948.
Special Collections
F232 .A6 F4 1948

Featherston, Nathaniel Ragland. The history of Appomattox, Virginia, also World War II-I and Spanish American War service record. Appomattox, Va., American Legion Post 104, 1948.

Alderman Reference
D797 .U6 K56 2003
Knox, Debra Johnson. WWII military records : a family historian's guide. Spartanburg, SC : MIE Pub., c2003.
Ivy Stacks
D570.85 .M3 A4 1933
Maryland. War Records Commission. Maryland in the world war, 1917-1919; military and naval service records. Baltimore, Maryland War records commission, 1933. 2 vol.
Alderman Stacks
D570 .D42 1995
Nuckols, Ashley Kay. Deaths, American Expeditionary Force, W.W.I, 1917,1918, Virginia. Tazewell, VA : A.K. Nuckols, c1995.
Special Collections
D639 .E4 V6 1922

Patton, John S. The University of Virginia in the world war. Charlotteville, Va., The University, 1922.

Alumni bulletin of the University of Virginia. Charlotteville, Va., The University, 1922. 23 cm. p. [47]-116.

Special Collections
Z6207 .E8 S29 1998

Schaefer, Christina K. The great war : a guide to the service records of all the world's fighting men and volunteers. Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1998.

Includes bibliography and index.

Ivy Stacks
D570.85 .S6 A5 1932
South Carolina. Adjutant-General's Office. The official roster of South Carolina soldiers, sailors and marines in the world war, 1917-18. [Columbia? 1932?] 2 vol.
Special Collections
D570.85 .V8 A4 &
F 221 v.315

Virginia War History Commission. Publications of the Virginia War History Commission. Richmond, Va. : Virginia War History Commission, 1923-27. 7 vol.

v. 1. Virginians of distinguished service of the World War.--v. 2. Virginia war history in newspaper clippings.--v. 3. Virginia war letters, diaries and editorials.--v. 4. Virginia war agencies, selective service and volunteers.--v. 5. Virginia military organizations in the World War, with supplement of distinguished service.--v. 6-7. Virginia communities in war time.

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