Connecticut, Military Census Questionnaires, 1917
The Connecticut “Military Census” was taken in 1917 at the direction of the General Assembly in an effort to assess the states available men and resources for war. The forms in this collection were filled out by men aged 16 years and older and include common questions such as name, age, residence, profession, marital status, citizenship, and physical disabilities as well as other interesting details such as whether the man could swim, ride a horse, operate a wireless, ride a motorcycle, etc. The index is arranged alphabetically by name of town, and within each town alphabetically by name of person. The original records are housed at the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.