Casefile Clues

09 November 2008

World War I Draft Registrants Born in 1918

If the title doesn't make you wonder, either you are half asleep or you completely flunked American History. World War I Draft registrants should not be born i n1918. This week's "Tip from the Pros" at Ancestry.com (written by yours truly) indicates the apparent number of men born in 1918 who registered for the World War I Draft. The likely reason is pretty simple.

Visit the Ancestry.com 24/7 Family History Circle to learn more about the likely reason for this apparent discrepancy in the records and how to be on the lookout for other potential errors in official records.