Casefile Clues

05 February 2007

World War Two Draft Registrations



WW2 Draft Cards are best looked at in two categories: OLD MEN's DRAFT and TRADITIONAL AGE DRAFT REGISTRANTS




OLD MEN's DRAFT (born between 1877-1897) (card from Henry Mortier is a sample)




Ancestry.com members can search some of the Old Men's Draft cards from WW2 in the military databases at Ancestry.com. This database does not currently contain all the cards from this registration.


Currently this database currently contains draft cards for the following states:
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Indiana
Maryland
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia








TRADITIONAL AGE WW2 Draft (born between 1897 and 1921)

If the guy is deceased, you can obtain his card from Selective Service if you can prove he is dead. Information on how to do this can be found in an article on our site. Sample card from this registration is below.