A new data base identifying residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady county residents who died during World War I has been added to the website of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society. To see these records, go to the TIGS website – www.troyirish.com – click on PROJECTS and then click on WORLD WAR I – NEW YORK STATE ROLL OF HONOR.
The names in this new data base were copied from a July 1, 1922 report identifying citizens of the State of New York who died while in the service of the United States during World War I. The 1922 report was compiled by Brigadier General J. Leslie Kincaid, the Adjutant General of the State of New York at that time.
General Kincaid believed that his report, aside from possessing a distinct historical value, would be much appreciated by communities throughout the State and that the information could readily be placed in a library or in the company room of any Armory, where it would easily be accessible and would be of great assistance, both to the relatives of veterans who made the supreme sacrifice, and to those who desire positive information regarding the circumstances of a particular death.
There are seven data elements in this new series of records which show the following items:
- Name of Serviceman
- Home Address
- Military Rank
- Unit Assigned To
- Branch of Service – Army, Navy or Marine Corps
- Date of Death
- Cause of Death
The Roll of Honor names in this new data base are arranged in six separate files as follows:
- Roll of Honor – Albany County Names
- Roll of Honor – Rensselaer County Names
- Roll of Honor – Saratoga County Names
- Roll of Honor – Schenectady County Names
- Roll of Honor – Above Four Counties – By Surname
- Roll of Honor – Above Four Counties – By Hometown
If there is an interest in counties other then the four counties listed above, the remaining New York State Counties can be viewed by going to the following link: http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ww1-roll-of-honor-ny.htm.
My thanks to newsletter reader Bill McGrath, TIGS Project Coordinator, for telling me about this new online resource.