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From: "GMF" <>
Subject: Re: [GEN-NYS] World War II soldier data digitized at New York StateMi litary Museum
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:13:33 GMT

Maybe I missed something -- how do you search for names? Thanks.

If words are to enter men's minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men's defenses and explode silently and effectually within their minds.

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From: Robert Sullivan <>
To: , "A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <>,
Subject: [GEN-NYS] World War II soldier data digitized at New York State Military Museum
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:08:45 -0400

SARATOGA SPRINGS — When 28,969 New York National Guard soldiers
mobilized in the fall of 1940 as the United States prepared for war,
clerks filled out six-by-four inch cards on each individual.

Now, thanks to a team of 15 volunteers, those records — listing names,
serial number, home and unit, and later annotated with hand-written
notes on whether or not the soldier was killed or wounded — are
available online from the New York State Military Museum.


Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library


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