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Temporary Free Access to WWI Draft Registration Records

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  • Laura Pilgrim
    FYI ... Ancestry has opened up it s World War 1 Draft Registration records for visitors of Access Genealogy for free. This will cover a 14 day period between
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 6, 2005
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      FYI ...

      Ancestry has opened up it's World War 1 Draft Registration records for
      visitors of Access Genealogy for free. This will cover a 14 day period
      between July 4 - July 17 2005. The only thing required to view the
      records is an email address and your name. No credit card required!
      This
      is not a 14 day trial of all of their material. It is strictly limited
      to their World War 1 Draft Registration images.

      http://www.accessgenealogy.com/

      In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men living in the United
      States completed a World War I draft registration card. These
      registration cards represent approximately 98% of the men under the
      age
      of 46. The total U.S. population in 1917-1918 was about 100 million
      individuals. In other words, close to 25% of the total population is
      represented in these records.

      The WWI draft registration cards database can be an extremely useful
      resource because it covers a significant portion of the U.S. male
      population in the early twentieth-century. If you had family in the
      United States during WWI, you are likely to find at least one
      relative's
      information within this large collection. In addition, these cards
      contain more than just names and dates; they contain significant
      genealogical information such as birthplace, citizenship status, and
      information on the individual's nearest relative.

      In general, the registration cards included the following information

      Full name
      Home address
      Date and place of birth
      Age, race, and country of citizenship
      Occupation and employer
      Physical description (hair and eye color, height, disabilities)
      Additional information such as address of nearest relative, dependent
      relatives, marital status, father's birthplace, or previous exemption
      from service
      Signature.

      http://www.accessgenealogy.com/

      Direct url:

      http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/ww1/draft.htm

      Please feel free to pass this information on to others!!
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