Casefile Clues

08 December 2011

Released from the Chain Gang

I am usually on the lookout for signatures for Daily Genealogy Transcriber.


This is part of a World War II draft card from a databaseof cards for "young men" that was recently released on Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com refers to it as the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1898-1929 database.

Part of the card I was going to use is shown here--apparently this person had just been released from the County Chain Gang.

It just goes to show that you never know what you will find. I decided not to post the whole name or the whole card--just in case the person was still alive. He was born in 1921 and a quick search of the SSDI failed to locate him.