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Re: Jack Lindsey-WWI Card Father's Naturalization


There are three (3) different cards used for the WW I Draft Registrations.
1) Card A -5 Jun 1917
2) Card B - 5 Jul 1918
3) Card C - 12 Sep 1918

Check this URL to determine which card was used and the questions asked for your situation.

note: Cards A & B request tearing off the lower left corner to quickly identify those registrants of obvious African ancestry. It appears your person was registered using Card C.

The naturalization question reads - Citizen By Father's Naturalization Before Registrant's MAJORITY. ..... I interpet this to mean the 'registrants' father was a citizen of the US, native born or naturalized, prior to the registrant becoming either 18 or 21 whichever was the age of majority at that time.

This question may have somethiing to do with the large numbers of immigrants coming into the US in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The reason for the question will probably require research on the 'tenor of the times'.

Hope this helps,

Art's Families & Other Folks

3rdthawkins wrote:
"Has anyone seen this before and know exactly what it is and what it means?

I have a World War I Draft Registration card of Jack Lindsey, who is the father of my mother's stepfather.

On the Draft Card, under U.S. Citizen, there's a field for Natural Born (check) and one for Naturalized (empty), then there's one for Citizen By Father's Naturalization Before Registrant's (Can't Make Out the Last Word), and it is checked.

I wanted to know what does that mean: Citizen By Father's Naturalization Before Registrant's ? and would I need to search more for him in other records."

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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