U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Item

Title

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Creator

National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, D.C.)

Publisher

Ancestry.com Operations, Inc

Place

Provo, UT

Date

2005

Language

English

Temporal coverage

1917-1918

Description

From Ancestry.com, "In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men living in the United States completed a World War I draft registration card. That accounts for approximately 98 percent of men in the U.S. born between 1872 and 1900. The total U.S. population in 1917-1918 was about 100 million individuals, so close to 25 percent of the total population is represented in these records.

The WWI draft registration cards database can be an extremely useful resource because it covers a significant portion of the U.S. male population in the early twentieth-century. If you had family in the United States during WWI, you are likely to find at least one relative’s information within this large collection. In addition, these cards contain more than just names and dates; they can contain significant genealogical information such as birthplace, citizenship status, and information on the individual’s nearest relative."
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