Ohio in World War One



With the 100th anniversary in 2018 of the end of World War One, you will want to examine how your ancestors were involved – either as a soldier, Red Cross aide or on the home front in hometowns. For anyone with ties to Ohio, The World War I in Ohio Digital Collection is available online.

One banner displayed in Ohio read “Everyone who creates or cultivates a garden helps, and helps greatly, to solve the problem of the feeding of the nations; and every house-wife who practices strict economy puts herself in the ranks of those who serve the Nation.” —WOODROW WILSON

In the collection are found photos, documents, letters, the efforts of the home front population, the soldiers, and listings of different Ohio military divisions.  

Use the upper left search box to place a hometown, regiment or surname to see what might be available. A reminder if an ancestor lived near the border with Ohio, but did not live there, that person might have gone to Ohio to help in the war effort.

Do a search and copy to your computer any items of interest. Note the additional information below the photo or document.  

Photos: Ohio garden banner; Unnamed Ohio soldier; and photo by Red Cross nurse, Mary EGladwin1916-1919, from Akron, Ohio, this photograph shows military officer in Serbia or Greece during World War I.

Related FamilyTree Blogs:

Ohio Photos

Columbus, Ohio Library

World War One Draft Registration Cards

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