Database of WWI Soldier Deaths

A new database identifies the residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties who died during World War I has been added to the website of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society (www.troyirish.com).

The names in the new database were copied from a July 1, 1922 report identifying citizens of the State of New York who died while in the service of the United States during World War I.  The 1922 report was compiled by Brigadier General J. Leslie Kincaid, the Adjutant General of the State of New York at that time.

General Kincaid believed that his report, aside from possessing a distinct historical value, would be much appreciated by communities throughout New York. There are seven data elements in this new series of records which show the following items:

  • Name of Serviceman
  • Home Address
  • Military Rank
  • Unit Assigned To
  • Branch of Service – Army, Navy or Marine Corps
  • Date of Death
  • Cause of Death

The Roll of Honor names in this new data base are arranged in six separate files as follows:

  1. Roll of Honor – Albany County Names
  2. Roll of Honor – Rensselaer County Names
  3. Roll of Honor – Saratoga County Names
  4. Roll of Honor – Schenectady County Names
  5. Roll of Honor – Above Four Counties – By Surname
  6. Roll of Honor – Above Four Counties – By Hometown

If there is an interest in counties other then the four counties listed above, the remaining New York State Counties can be viewed by going to the following link:
http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ww1-roll-of-honor-ny.htm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s