Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
Draft registration cards or SSS-1 forms cover a group of individuals born between 1897 and 1928. The collection was located at the NARA SW office in Forth Worth Texas.<br> The collection is arranged by surname, the first name and the middle name.  
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This collection consists of index and images 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. Currently, the index records for this collection are incomplete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.  
  
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:<br> [http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ National Personnel Records Center]<br>
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In August of 2013, the National Archives replaced the ARC – Archival Research Catalog - with the OPA – Online Public Access. ARC identifiers will still work to access the collections in OPA.  
  
For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25010-45664-1?cc=1875142&wc=MMG9-HK4:n1701374844#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1875142%2Fwaypoints Browse]  
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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:<br>[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ National Personnel Records Center]<br>
  
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For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25010-45664-1?cc=1875142&wc=MMG9-HK4:n1701374844#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1875142%2Fwaypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records. <br>  
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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.<br>  
  
{{Collection citation |text = <!--bibdescbegin-->United States Selective Service, Washington, D.C., World War II Selective Service Draft Cards. National Archives and Records Administration SW regional office, Ft. Worth, Texas.<!--bibdescend-->
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{{Collection citation | text= "Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Selective Service System. National Archives and Records Administration, Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas.}}
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]. <br>
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[[Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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Image:Arkansas, First Registration Draft Cards DGS 5147827 77.jpg|First Registration Draft Card for Arkansas
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[[Image:Arkansas, First Registration Draft Cards DGS 5147827 77.jpg|thumb|right|180x240px]]
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Information found in this collection may include:  
  
*Full name of draftee
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*Full name of draftee  
 
*Residence at time of registration  
 
*Residence at time of registration  
*Age at registration
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*Age at registration  
*Date and place of birth
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*Date and place of birth  
*Citizenship of Country
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*Citizenship of country
*Name of wife, father or mother
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*Name of wife, father or mother  
*Residence of that person
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*Residence of that person  
*Employer's Name
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*Employer's name
*Signature of Registrant
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*Employer's place of business
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*Signature of Registrant  
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*Name of person who will always know your address - this is often a spouse or relative
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*Description of your ancestor &amp; their signature (on the back of the card)
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
  
 
*The place where the event occurred  
 
*The place where the event occurred  
 
*The name and surname of the person  
 
*The name and surname of the person  
 
*The approximate date of the event  
 
*The approximate date of the event  
*The name of the parents or spouse To search this collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the appropriate surname Range and you should see images of those records.
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*The name of the parents or spouse
  
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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.
  
[http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration]
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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.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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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:
  
[[Arkansas Military Records]]
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
  
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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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 copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
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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.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby states.  
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*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
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached [[Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 >  image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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== Related Websites ==
  
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.<br> <br>{{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}&lt;br&gt;<br>
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[http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[[Arkansas Military Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1875142/waypoints Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945]
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

Revision as of 15:36, 30 September 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of index and images 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. Currently, the index records for this collection are incomplete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.

In August of 2013, the National Archives replaced the ARC – Archival Research Catalog - with the OPA – Online Public Access. ARC identifiers will still work to access the collections in OPA.

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

Information 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

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

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.


A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.