Dakota County World War I Veterans Research Volunteer

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Dakota County

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General Description

Volunteers will "adopt" World War I service members (Red Cross, soldiers, and medical personnel) to research their service record for the Dakota County Historical Society. This information will then be compiled into a database and biographies will be created for each service member.


Lawshe Memorial Museum

130 3rd Ave N

South St. Paul, MN 55075

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Volunteers will select up to five people from a database to research
  • They will be provided a template with information we are seeking to complete a biography / profile of each person
  • Most research can be done offsite on your own time and schedule
  • We will provide a flash drive with the template, as well as resources for where information can be found
  • After one month, we will have the research returned and additional people can be adopted. In the end, we will create a complete database and biography for each person that served

Minimum Qualifications

Must be 16 years old or older

Minimum Time Commitment

Varies by volunteer and profiles

Activity Level

Mild - May include walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Periods of standing or sitting will be required. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Required Training

Training will be provided by county staff.

Contact Information

Garrett Zaffke | Community Relations and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Dakota County Communications

1590 Highway 55| Hastings, MN 55033

Direct: (651) 438-4635 | Fax: (651) 438-4405 | Email: garrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us

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Veterans & Military Families


Sat Jan 12, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019


Lawshe Memorial Museum130 3rd Street Ave. NSouth St. Paul, MN 55075



  • History
  • Research
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Administration


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Depends on how many people you "adopt" to research. Projects are done on your own time.

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