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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive

Re: New World War I Draft Cards

Hi K,

The images are on ancestry.com; you can see them there. They are also on microfilm at the National Archives, but it's easier to find them at ancestry.

For more info on how to use the cards, do a search on WW I Draft Cards here in the military forum, or look at www.nara.gov and also google World War I Draft Cards. Ancestry also has articles on the cards.

Briefly, every man born in certain years had to personally go to their local draft board on one of three days in 1917 or 1918 to sign up for the draft. They told the draft board officer the info and then either signed the card or made their mark.

Hope this helps,

Lee


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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