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Please change my e-mail address to: darrum(a)ruraltel.net
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Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 6:04 AM
Subject: ILLEE-D Digest V05 #11
I don't usually forward messages to the mailing lists but felt this needed
Gracie in Okla.
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From: "Judy" <jwhite(a)unitedwestern.net>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 10:56 AM
Subject: [CHEROKEE-SURNAMES] RE: World War I Draft Registration Records
> This morning I spent some time reading World War 1 Draft Registrations,
> looking to see how many Native American Records I could come up with. I
> searched several states, GA, AR, AL, and Ok just to name a few. It will
> take a bit of work on your part but you just may be able to find some
> ancestors using the information listed below.
> 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.
> 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
> Direct url:
> Please feel free to pass this information on to others!!
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