Home of the Unofficial Historian of the 51st Pioneer Infantry

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Home of the Unofficial Historian of the

51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment

This page is intended to provide resources to the those descendants and researchers of the 51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment.

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Our WWI Blog Posts (selected)

Some of these posts are directly related to the 51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment, while others are for more general WWI research. You can visit our blog at http://aweekofgenealogy.com/blog, and search for “51st” or “WWI”.

Virtual Cemetery

The Findagrave Virtual Cemetery be found at:

51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment (WWI)

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The webpage for Gordon Van Kleeck of Company F and his war-time diary.

Our WWI Videos



WWI Researching Your Soldier by State






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Martin, Clarence S, and Louis H Clark, “From Three Quarters of a Century with the Tenth Infantry New York National Guard 1860-1935”, 1936.

Thisted, Moses N. “Pershing’s Pioneers”, 1980.

Ancestry.com Message Board for the 51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment.

WWI Resources

WWI Centennial Commission: WWI Genealogical Research Resources

Online World War I Indexes and Records – USA This is a great resource, but is not comprehensive.

World War I in Photos: Soldiers and Civilians

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center’s World War I Holdings This links to a 937-page PDF document containing a finding aid for source materials “The War to End All Wars”.

Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I

The U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH) World War I Era Narrative History, Historical Resources. Lesson Plans, Commemorative Pamphlets, Commemorative Events, Historical Timeline and more.

WWI Fact Sheet from the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Roll of Honor: Citizens of the State of New York who Died While in the Service of the United States During the World War, New York (State). Adjutant General’s Office, J.B. Lyon Company, 1922 – World War, 1914-1918 – 402 pages. (Organized by county.)

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