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 #7: Can you help me find the records for Madison City, Wisconsin?
Answer #7: These records have been placed in browse points that were incorrectly identified as Madison County, rather than Madison City. There is no Madison County in Wisconsin. Madison City is located in Dane County.
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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