Thursday, July 17, 2014

214 Men Born in Greece - U.S. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 - Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina



Ancestry.com has a database online that is titled - U.S. WWII DRAFT CARDS YOUNG MEN, 1940-1947, which has 214 males in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina who listed Greece as their place of birth.

Don't forget - most of you can access these records online at your local public library for FREE.  Read more on one of my previous posts "Something New To Try When Using Ancestry.com in the Library for FREE"


Description from Ancestry.com:

Historical Background
The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. About a year before, in October 1940, President Roosevelt had signed into law the first peacetime selective service draft in U.S. history because of rising world conflicts. Multiple registrations held between November 1940 and October 1946 signed up more than 50 million American men aged 18–45 for the draft.
Cards in This Database
This database contains registration cards filled out by men born between the years of 1898 and 1929. More cards will be added from other states as they become available. The cards are potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include
  • name
  • serial number
  • address (some ask for mailing address as well)
  • telephone
  • age
  • place of birth
  • country of citizenship
  • employer’s name
  • place of employment (address)
  • name and address of person who will always know registrant’s address, relationship to registrant
  • description: race, eyes, weight, complexion, hair
  • year of registration
The collection includes some replacement cards for registration cards that were destroyed. These cards list a name.


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