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
The Zooniverse platform was used to transcribe all information from the cards. Over 6,000 volunteers participated in the project and submitted 4 million transcription tasks.
The data is now available on Fold3 in the Free area of that platform.
It was 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. For uniformity and searching purposes, some terms were standardized, such as rank, organization, ship and port names.
|American WWI Burial Cards Search Tool
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 were generally verbatim, including misplaced or incorrect punctuation. However, some fields have been normalized. For example, Co. G may have been Co, G or Co.G on some cards and all variations have been normalized to Company G. The search automatically ignores spaces, periods and commas in a search string unless you check "Exact." Use "%" for wildcard character.
Burial cards that have coordinates can be viewed geospatially, along with other AEF WWI burial and battle area information on the
AEF Resources Map
Coordinates from AEF documents (e.g. E303.1, N289.2) can be converted to lat/long with this tool:
Contact the project coordinator,
Weldon Hoppe, through Zooniverse (@welldone), Facebook (@weldon.hoppe) or Email @gmail.com (w.hoppe58) with questions or comments.