United States, World War II Draft Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.|
- 1 What Is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of an index to the fourth registration draft cards for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington for the year 1942. The index is courtesy of Ancestry.com.
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
The index includes:
- Serial number
- Birth date
- Birthplace (town or city, county, state or country)
- Mailing address
How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]
To begin your search it is helpful to know
- The name
- Other identifying information such as the birth place, birth date or residence
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Use the information listed to locate your ancestor's draft card. For details about draft cards see the wiki article United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records).
Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur. If you are unable to find your ancestor, check for variant spellings of the names. You could also search the draft records of nearby localities and states.
General Information about These Records[edit | edit source]
After the United States entered World War II, a new Selective Service Act required that all men between the ages of 18 and 64 register for the draft. The fourth draft registration covered males ages 45 to 64. The local draft board of the Selective Service System conducted the registration. The original registration cards were later sent to the regional branch of the National Archives responsible for receiving records from that state. Draft registration cards exist for 40 states and for Puerto Rico. For New York, cards exist only for the boroughs of New York City.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
- United States Military Records
- World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945
- United States World War II Draft Records
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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