After the last few posts it occurred to me that one might think I’m secretly working for the National World War I Museum and Memorial. While it’s true that I do think highly of that organization, it’s time to come home and remind you of some of the resources available at the Kansas Historical Society.
World War I Finding Aid: this finding aid lists state archives materials regarding World War I that are useful for genealogical research.
World War I Bounty Claims: copies of enlistment and discharge papers and other documents submitted by individuals applying for a state bonus paid to World War I veterans or their widows/orphans.
Kansas Topics in Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers: World War I
Of course, you can always go to kshs.org and type “World War I” into the search engine.
You can also go to the Kansas Memory website and do the same thing. Of particular note is the collection solicited by the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion in 1919 of biographies of returning veterans and those who died in the service.