World War I Research

Megan Smolenyak’s article, “War Numbers: Counting the Irish-born Dead in WWI,” includes data gleaned from the New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919 database on Ancestry.com. She reports that 514,859 New Yorkers were “called to arms,” 9,751 of whom were Irish-born, and she also describes her related New Jersey research. The article appears in the April / May 2015 issue of Irish America.

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