The History Place http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/firstworldwar/index.html
PBS ‘The Great War’ http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/timeline/
National World War I Museum and Memorial https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/interactive-wwi-timeline
American Battle Monuments Commission interactive timeline https://www.abmc.gov/sites/default/files/interactive/interactive_files/WW1/index.html
The following are data bases with reliable information on persons, places, vessels.
- National World War I Museum and Memorial https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/online-collections-database
- US Navy: Naval History & Heritage Command; digitized collections https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/manuscripts/manuscript-index.html
- American Battle Monuments Commission: link to information on burials and MIA at National Memorial cemeteries in Europe & US. https://www.abmc.gov/ click on Cemeteries & Memorials to find a list of titles; those with one blue star are World War I locations
- DOD Nationwide Gravesite Locator [if you have the veteran’s name] http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/
- The Navy Memorial http://navylog.navymemorial.org/ has several data bases and search options
- Merchant Marines [civilian shipping workers] were not enlisted but were in battle conditions even before the U.S. entered World War I and many were lost see Merchant Marine in World War I http://www.usmm.org/ww1.html for lists of ships sunk or damaged http://www.usmm.org/ww1merchant.html lists don’t name sailors but note date, place, and number of casualties; can help in early stages of your search
- Family Search [birth, death & other info collected by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from public sources worldwide] http://www.familysearch.org/ click on Search; at “Search Historical Records” roll down until you see “Restrict records by:” and click on Type; then check “Military” box
- Filipino Digital Archives and History Center of Hawaii, has scanned and made searchable records the Territory of Hawaii created to document World War I military service by Hawaii residents. http://efilarchives.org/efil_home.htm choose 'Collections' / then choose WWI Service Records. Records are grouped alphabetically. Included records are of all Hawaii recruits - Filipinos and non-Filipinos - who entered the U.S. military during WWI. Some Navy and Army files are still being added, so if you don’t find your person, look at other sources.
- Americans lost in service with allies: Some men went to war by joining United Kingdom forces prior to the US entry into the war. British Records are provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, a British version of the American Battle Monuments Commission http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx Notice the option “Please Select” – opposite the tab War, choose First World War.
- Ancestry.com has a timeline and many military records but is a subscription service. There are too many to list all but included are World War I Draft Registration Cards and British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 and casualty listings.
- GenealogyBank.com has military records but is a subscription service.
- Fold3 is a subscription web site that specializes in military records. https://www.fold3.com/ on the main page, roll down and click on “World War I”, there are many options.
If you already have the name of the deceased, click on Search / ABMC Burials; notice the heading “War/Conflict” with option to check “World War I”
NOTE: most subscription services will let you look for free; that tells you a record exists; you may be able to access it elsewhere without paying; or decide to subscribe but at least knowing there’s something you want
Rosie's mom: forgotten women workers of the First World War by Carrie Brown.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2002.
World War II Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder posters remind us women contributed to the 1940s war effort, the women workers of World War I are nearly forgotten. Rosie's mom tells the story of women of an earlier generation of American women contributing to the war effort. Trading ankle-length skirts and crisp shirtwaists for bloomers or overalls, went into munition plants to face explosives, toxic chemicals, powerful metal-cutting machines, and sullen hostility of the shops' men. By war's end more than a million American women were involved in war production. Not only proving women could work in technical fields, but forcing hazardous industries to adopt new health and safety measures. And they made a powerful argument for women's voting rights. In telling these women's story, Rosie's mom explores their lives and work, leaders and defenders, accomplishments and bitter disappointments.
available in UH Manoa, Hilo and Leeward college libraries on order in the Hawaii State Library system