Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ancestry adds some World War II Draft Registration Cards

Ancestry has put some digitized images of World War II Draft Registration Cards online, and they are indexed by name. These draft cards are from the Fourth Registration, which was conducted on 27 April 1942 - this is the only registration currently available to the public. This registration was for men born 28 April 1877 to 16 February 1897 (and not already in the military). It is sometimes referred to as "the old man's registration." These WWII draft cards are presently available online at Ancestry for the following states... Alaska, Arkansas (incomplete), California (incomplete), Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (incomplete), Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (incomplete), Ohio (incomplete), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.

Ancestry subscribers can search and view these draft cards at: U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

NOTE: the Fourth registration ("old man's registration") records for the following states were destroyed and are not available: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

For more online World War II records see: Online World War Two Indexes and Records

For information on World War ONE draft cards see: World War One Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918

This article was updated on 15 November 2010.

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