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WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS


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In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men who were born between 1873 and 1900 registered for the draft.  All men born between these years were required to register on one of three registration dates:
  1. 15 June 1917, for persons born 1886 - 1896
  2. 05 June 1918, for persons born 1897
  3. 12 September 1918, for persons born 1873 - 1886 and 1897 - 1900

On registration days, in most communities, businesses and schools were closed.  Volunteers processed the registrations usually at schools and voting places around the county.  Information on the cards includes some or all of the following:

Name, Residence, Date of Birth, Closest Relative, Exclusions, Brief Physical Description, Occupations, Etc.

Every male born between the dates was required to register.  However, this does not mean that they were actually inducted into service.

If you would like a copy of your ancestor's registration card, please email Carly Josephson.

 
For additional information pertaining to the WWI Draft, see IAGenWeb's Great War Special Project

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