This card register documents the death and burial information of over 78,000 American soldiers in World War I. Each card contains the name of the individual who died, the unit they were assigned to, the nature of their death and the burial location(s) of the soldier, up to and including their final resting place.

Digital archive created and hosted by U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

RG 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774 - 1985

Card Register of Burials of Deceased American Soldiers, 1917 - 1922

NAID: 6943087


This tool gives the user access to the front and back images of a card or to the Zooniverse discussion comments on a card.

Use any search box or combination of boxes to search the burial cards. The Card ID is shown in the Zooniverse metadata, accessible by clicking the "i" icon at bottom right of a Zooniverse subject image.

Transcriptions of the card data are generally verbatim, including misplaced or incorrect punctuation. For example, Co. G may be transcribed as Co, G or Co.G on a given card. To ignore these differences, the search automatically ignores spaces, periods and commas in a search string unless you check "Exact."

American WWI Burial Cards

On May 13, 2020 a transcription project was launched on the Zooniverse platform to transcribe all information from the cards. To date, over 5,000 volunteers have participated in the project and submitted over 3.5 million transcription tasks.

There are just a few remaining areas of the card yet to be transcribed. After completion of the transcription phase, the project team will be refining the data before submitting the index data to Fold3 for hosting in the Free area of that platform.

It is not a goal or purpose of this project to do any correcting or interpretation of the data, but to create, as close as possible, an exact transcription of the cards as they appear in the digital images.

Contact the project coordinator,
Weldon Hoppe (@welldone),
through Zooniverse with questions or comments.

Zooniverse
American WWI Burial Cards
Project

Exact Sort
Last Name
First Name(s)
File #
Army Serial #
State
Organization
Date of Death
Cause of Death
Cemetery/Commune #
Front Subject #
Back Subject #
Card ID

American cemetery, Romagne, France. 5/25/1919
NAID: 86738662, Local ID: 111-SC-67276