Back to All Events

Researching World War I Records with Constance Potter

A fire in St. Louis at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973 destroyed approximately 80 percent of the personnel records of Army officers and enlisted personnel discharged from November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960.  This lecture, led by Constance Potter, describes selected records from the National Archives in Washington, DC and College Park that provide information on individual soldiers, as well as other online resources. Constance Potter retired from the National Archives in 2014 after working for 30 years in reference having specialized in federal records of interest to genealogists. She is currently working on a project for the National Archives to describe records of participation in World War I.