Source Information

Kansas Historical Society
Ancestry.com. Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: World War I Kansas Veterans Collection. Topeka, Kansas: Kansas State Historical Society.

About Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919

This database is a compilation of documents related to Kansas veterans of World War I.

What’s in the Records

This database includes newspaper clippings, photos, service records, letters from family and friends, biographical sketches, and other documents related to Kansas veterans who served in World War I. The collection came about in large part as the Kansas State Historical Society solicited and compiled items about Kansas veterans, asking specifically for “letters, especially from overseas; a photograph; and a brief biography containing date and place of birth, residence, parents’ names, occupation, and names of spouse and children.”

Materials are filed by name, and the files vary widely in their contents. This is an image-only database, and there is no clear delineation between the files, but they are arranged alphabetically.