WWI Draft Registration Cards

Records: 23,671,182 · Complete: 100%

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 can contain significant genealogical information such as birthplace, citizenship status, and information on the relative.

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Fold3, WWI Draft Registration Cards (/title/959/wwi-draft-registration-cards : accessed November 21, 2019), database and images,

Publication Title
WWI Draft Registration Cards
Total Records
Records: 23,671,182 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number:
M1509
Record Group:
163
Published on Fold3
May 31, 2016
Last Updated
June 30, 2016
Description
In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men living in the United States completed a World War I draft registration card.