First Draft (A)
Elmer Howard Stevens’ WW1 draft card from Ancestry. This is the first draft. Letter A means first draft.
Third Draft (C)
George Dewey Moore WW1 draft card. He was drafted in the 3rd draft. Letter C is the 3rd draft. This is from Ancestry.
Well, thanks to Linda Woodward-Geiger CG.,CGL., I now have 2 colored clear WWI draft card documents. http://www.woodward-geiger.com.
Steps to Follow
- I listened to the free webinar, sponsored by the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS), called “Beyond the Draft Cards: Additional Selective Service Records of World War I.”
- Description from ISGS: Explanation of the selective service process including discussion of the three distinct registrations; classification lists; inductees lists; appeals to the President; and records relating to delinquents and deserters.
- Linda W. Geiger says this is what you have to do!
- First find a copy of your ancestor’s WWI draft record (
- Look and write down the following information from the ancestry’s scanned copy.
- Date of Birth and City, County, State of Birth.
- They also may ask the address at the time of registration. (all this is on the scanned copy form Ancestry.com)
- Give them the Registration Number. this is a set of numbers separated by 2 dashes.
- ex. my great uncle Elmer, who was born in 1895; Registration number: 20-3-15 A (the letter A refers to the first draft)
- ex. my great uncle George, he was born in 1900, the last draft signified by the letter C. Registration number: 20-3-13 C
- Both of these men happened to registered in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts
- Then you must give a next to kin ( in my case I named my mother saying these were her uncles)
- they will attempt to locate your person and will email you whether they found it or not. You will receive an email something like this.*
- Respond to following email and pay the $7.00 as requested.
- We are responding to your request for the WWI Draft Registration Card of George Dewey Moore. The scan has been completed. The copy fee for the scan is $7.00.
- You may pay the fee by check/money order made payable to the National Archives Trust Fund, mail to National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow GA, 30260.
- You may also pay by Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover credit card by contacting us at 770-968-2100.
- Please note reference request number RE-AT-13-0499 when making payment. Thank you.
submitted by Karen Trearchis