The Adventuring Genealogist

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French National Cemetery at Dieue
in 2014 (Centennial)
Genealogy Military Research Military Burials Travel Photos Prisoners of War
Newsletter On-Site Research Links WWI Enemy Aliens Resistance
Researcher Military Records World War I World War II Wartime Anthropology

These links are great, but start by interviewing your family to learn about them and the brothers and sisters of your parents and grandparents so you can find the right family in the census and other records.

All online genealogies need careful inspection. Some folks do wonderful research with citations to sources so you can locate the record, and even post scanned images of the record for you to see. Others grab the first person with the right name, even if the family members are wrong and the place is wrong. Then they insert this junk into perfectly good trees. Just be careful to check the sources before accepting any tree (or branch) as yours.

That said, enjoy all the information on these sites!

Billion Graves, source for finding a burial, mostly in the USA.
Find A Grave, source for locating a burial, mostly in the USA and military cemeteries worldwide.
Interment, source for burials, mostly in the USA.
American Battle Monuments Commission, American Military Cemeteries overseas for World War I and World War II.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, includes burials and monuments outside this set of cemeteries for World War I and World War II, worldwide, as well as descriptions and directions to those cemeteries.
World War 1 Centenary maps for Commonwealth War Graves, Links to Google Maps for all these cemeteries.
German War Graves Commission includes burials outside Volksbund cemeteries, all over the world and for all wars.
Office of Army Cemeteries listings of their 35 cemeteries across the US, Arlington being the most famous.
Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration now includes some state cemeteries and individual burials in private cemeteries as well as the National Cemeteries they oversee.
Family History Library Catalog, sources for research in primary and secondary sources
Family History Research Wiki, research guides for various countries, word lists in various languages, sample letters, and more!
Fold3, military records, mostly US, but also Commonwealth (British Empire), some burials.
International Committee of the Red Cross includes more records than burials, for all parties, from World War I to the present. WWI records regarding POW camps are online with a database. However, the records are written in French, German, English, or Russian for World War I.
Italian Research Links
Library of Congress includes records from World Wars
National Archives and Records Administration, census and military records and more
United Kingdom National Archives includes records from World Wars
Imperial War Museum includes records from British Empire Wars
National Army Museum includes records from Army history
British Library includes records from Empire history
World War I website includes records and stories from World War I
Fields of Honor Database, focus on World War II
American Overseas Memorial Day Association, focus on Belgium
Military Collections and Museums
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