Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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*Name of person who will always know your address - this is often a spouse or relative  
 
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=== Search the Collection ===
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=== Search the Collection ===
  
To search this collection <br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Surname Range" category which takes you to the images<br>
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To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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To search this collection image by image <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Surname Range" category which takes you to the images.
  
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*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.
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*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.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information ====
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at
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[http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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==== Using the Information ====
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
  
*If you do not find your ancestor, look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*If you do not find your ancestor, look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby states.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby states.  
 
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals who may be related to your ancestor
 
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals who may be related to your ancestor
  

Revision as of 15:49, 21 August 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1940 to 1945.

This collection consists of mages of draft registration cards (SSS-1 forms) covering a special classification of individuals born between 1897 and 1928. The collection was located at the NARA SW region in Fort Worth, Texas. For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975

For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System,1926-1975:
National Personnel Records Center

For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Selective Service System. National Archives and Records Administration, Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Full name of draftee
  • Residence at time of registration
  • Age at registration
  • Date and place of birth
  • Citizenship of country
  • Name of wife, father or mother
  • Residence of that person
  • Employer's name
  • Employer's place of business
  • Signature of Registrant
  • Name of person who will always know your address - this is often a spouse or relative
  • Description of your ancestor & their signature (on the back of the card)

How to Use the Record

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

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name and surname of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

Search the Collection

To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information: To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

To search this collection image by image
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Surname Range" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

  • If you do not find your ancestor, look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby states.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals who may be related to your ancestor

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

National Archives and Records Administration

Related Wiki Articles

Arkansas Military Records

Contributions to This Article

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Arkansas, First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 21 May, 2012), Anderson, Muriel Lee - Andrews, Almirth Briant > image 99 of 1101 images, Oscar Anderson, Registered 16 October, 1940; citing Arkansas, First Registration Draft Cards, Arkansas, United States, Draft Registration.

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