Source Information

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Military Questionnaires, 1919-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Connecticut WWI Military Questionnaires, 1919–1920. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.

About Connecticut, Military Questionnaires, 1919-1920

This database contains a collection of questionnaires filled out by Connecticut soldiers (or their families) who served in World War I. The first page of the questionnaire itself states: “Compiled by the Department of Historical Records of the Connecticut State Council of Defense, State Library, Harford, where it will be filed, as a permanent memorial of the deeds of Connecticut soldiers and sailors in the service of the federal, state and allied governments during the American participation in the World War.”

The questionnaires included a page of personal information followed by the respondent’s war record with comments and sometimes a photograph. You may find the following details on these forms:

  • name
  • birth date and place
  • citizenship
  • church
  • father’s name and birth country
  • mother’s name and birth country
  • spouse
  • children (names, birth dates and places)
  • occupation prior to and following service
  • employer
  • current address
  • residence prior to service
  • date and place of induction
  • unit, rank, branch of service
  • service history (training, transfers, promotions, engagements, wounds, etc.)
  • comments and personal experiences