Casefile Clues

31 March 2012

Second World War 2 Registration Asks Father's Place of Birth

I've never looked at World War I draft registration cards as closely as I should have. There were three registrations. The second one is the focus of this post as the card contained something I had never really noticed--probably because I don't have that many close relatives whose age qualified them for it.

The second registration, on 5 June  1918, registered those who attained age 21 after 5 June  1917.  These men were born between 1896-1897.  A supplemental registration was held on 24 August 24 191, for those becoming 21 years old after 5 June 1918.  These cards are included in the second registration cards.


The World War I draft cards which are online at Ancestry.com (World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 and at FamilySearch (World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918).

The card in this post is one of those rare few that's not for a relative. 
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