Saturday, December 8, 2012

FamilySearch Adds Indiana World War I Draft Registration Cards

FamilySearch has added Indiana's records to its database, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. After the United States officially entered the war in April 1917, there were 3 drafts held for men ages 18-45. Local draft boards created registration cards on residents who were in this age range and thus could potentially be called up to serve in the military. These draft registration cards have a lot of genealogical information on them, including their birthdate, street address and occupation, as well as a physical description. PICTURED ABOVE: A draft registration card for Raymond Ether Fisher of Stilesville.

NOTE: FamilySearch's database is in progress - currently the digital images for Indiana can only be browsed; eventually they will be indexed.

These cards are also available on with a subscription.

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