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Books at the Library

The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers. Christina K. Schaefer. Genealogy Collection, World War I Schaefer

The Great War Handbook: A Guide for Family Historians & Students of the Conflict. Geoff Bridger. Non-Fiction, 940.4 B764G

Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War, 1914-1918. Genealogy Collection, World War I Gold


Newspaper Articles

“Immense Crowd Sees Co. G Leave the City” – Michigan City Evening Dispatch, September 7, 1917, pg. 1, 2

“Soldier Boys in Camp. Ft. Harrison Tonight” – Michigan City Evening News, September 7, 1917, pg. 1, 6

“War Mothers Plan Memorial for Soldiers” – February 24, 1926, pg. 1, 4

“To Unveil World War Memorial: Gold Star War Mothers Plan Fitting Armistice Day Tribute” – Michigan City News, November 8, 1926, pg. 1, 5

“Armistice Day is Observed in City; Citizens Gather in Park” – Michigan City News, November 11, 1926, pg. 1, 2

“Unveils War Shaft in Park to Its Heroes” – Michigan City Evening Dispatch, November 11, 1926, pg. 1, 8


Online Resources

Michigan City Military Monuments

Indiana Digital Archives – Military records

Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll – World War I

Fold3 – Military records database from the Ancestry.com company

Trenches on the Web – Reference Library

World War I Draft Registrations

National World War I Museum Portrait Photographs – Fold3

World War I Resources – From the National Archives

Cyndi’s List – World War I Links

American Battle Monuments Commission

Ancestry Library Edition – Available within the library

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