California, San Francisco, World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

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Record Description

The collection consists of Registration Affidavits of people from counties at war with the United States. The records were acquired from the the San Francisco Public Library. This collection is being published as images become available.

Record Content

Information in the Registration Affidavits generally include the following:
  • Full Name of applicant
  • Date Registration was Filed
  • Address when registered
  • Age
  • Physical description
  • Photo
  • Married or not
  • Been in Military
  • Number of Children (If married)
  • Children's Gender
  • Finger prints

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Date registration was filed
  • Place of residence when registering

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the names and relationships as a basis for compiling family groups.
  • Use the name and address or residence to locate the individual on the census.
  • Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • These individuals may have later filed to become naturalized citizens.
  • If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the names.

Related Websites

San Francisco Public Library 

Related Wiki Articles

San Francisco County, California

Contributions to This Article

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Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"California, San Francisco, World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits, 1918." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Clerk. San Francisco Public Library, History and Archives.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for California, San Francisco, World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits, 1918.

 

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