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In search of a World War I veteran from Massachusetts.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  I am trying to research for a male cousin of my grandmother born ca. 1886 or 1887.  He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts but they have no record, nor does the Commonwealth.  I was wondering if there is any place I can write to determine if his name was that of a World War I soldier?  I believe I heard that he was a victim of a mustard gas attack.



If you are searching for a Massachusetts veteran from World War I you will want to contact the following department of the National Guard.  Supply them with his name the year you suspect he was born, and where he resided.


Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives

440 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 021609

Attn: Col. Leonid E. Kondratiuk

Tel: 508-797-0334


This archvies hold many pre-World War II records for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  In regard to his birth not being recorded, you may wish to examine our late registration index for births at Microtext Department at 99 Newbury Street in Boston.

Posted by David Lambert at 12/07/2010 03:11:50 PM | 

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