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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line].

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  • Title  World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. 
    Short Title  World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 
    Publisher  Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005 
    Source ID  S48 

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    • Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls
      About World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      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.