United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues
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Question #1: When searching in Illinois there are five waypoints for McClean County. There is no McClean County in Illinois, what county should this be?
Answer #1: McClean County should read McLean County.
Question #2: Can you help me locate the records for Baltimore City no 16; A-G in Maryland?
Answer #2: The browse point has been spelled incorrectly causing it to be out of order. These records are located in a browse point titled Batlimore City no 16; A-G.
Question #3: I am looking for an ancestor from Minnesota who doesn’t appear in that state. Are there any additional cards from Minnesota?
Answer #3: Yes, there is a series of cards from Minnesota that appear to have been misfiled with Mississippi cards. They can be located on images 40-96 in the Mississippi > Marshall County; A-Z browse point.
Question #4: Where can I find the registration cards for the city of Springfield, Missouri?
Answer #4: The images for Springfield City have been mislabeled as Springfield County. They are found in the waypoints Missouri > Springfield County; A-Mobberly, Henry P and Missouri > Springfield County; Moch, Arba E.-Z.
Question #5: Where can I find the records for Grady County in Oklahoma?
Answer #5: Grady County has been incorrectly labeled Grandy County. You may find Grady County records in the waypoints labeled as Grandy.
Question #6: I can’t locate an ancestor who should have registered in Giles County, Virginia. Are there records missing from there?
Answer #6: DGS 5153688 has records from both Frederick County and Giles County. The Giles County records were inadvertently indexed as being from Frederick County. Images 1-3947 in the Virginia>Frederick County; A-Z waypoint are from Frederick County. Images 3948-5645 are from Giles County.
Question #6: Where are the records for registrants from Madison, Wisconsin?
Answer #6: Although Madison is located in Dane County, World War I draft registration cards from there have incorrectly been indexed as from Madison County, Wisconsin. There is, of course, no Madison County in Wisconsin, and never has been.
Question #8: Can you verify the correct spelling of Trempeauleau County, Wisconsin?
Answer #8: The correct spelling for this county is Trempealeau.
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