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    Post by tremblay07 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:54 pm

    I know this blog is more for canadian militaria but i was wondering if anyone knew or could find out about someone in my family Robert Waldo he was born july 3rd 1876 he lived in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. i know he was drafted into world war 1 but i was just wondering is there a way to find out if he actually faught in the war or anything else about him in the military with the U.S.A.

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    Post by Battalion Colours on Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:33 pm

    [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is a great website for doing family research and military research. If ancestry.com doesn't help, then there are other options to explore.


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    Post by tremblay07 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:00 pm

    I checked that website but its asking me to pay for it and i dont really have the money to spend on it but thats anyways.(:

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    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:49 pm

    I have passed this information along to a family member with access to ancestey.com I will report any findings. It is pretty much hit and miss sometimes. I am not real familiar with research possibilites for USA service.


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    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:46 pm

    OK I am going to go out on a limb here and say simply, NO. He never served overseas. I can not verify this statement, however, according to his Draft Card, his Draft Regisration date was 12 September 1918. Not likely he could have completed his training within 2 months, let alone train, ship, and see service in a Theater of War.


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    Post by jholl72 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:35 pm

    You can check the NARA website(I think that's the name of it). The US archives has military files online. Its been many years since I collected US stuff and used the site but I remember it not being user friendly. Google NARA and have a go at it, you might find something.


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    Post by Battalion Colours on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:08 pm

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    Post by tremblay07 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:58 am

    Thanks so much for all your help means alot to me (:

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    Re: unknow soldier

    Post by tremblay07 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:04 am

    I have so many family members who served but i know nothing about them and just finding sometihng helps alot (:

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