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From: "Geralyn W. Barry" <>
Subject: RE: [POSEN] Draft Card Opinion
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 19:31:00 -0600
As soon as I sent the previous message, I realized I should have clarified
it. There were three different calls for men to register for the draft in
WWI. The forms were not identical for each registration. I should have said
that some of the forms required the man to list his nearest relative. At
least one of the calls in 1918 required. The 1917 form asked only if the
man had a wife, children under 12, father or mother etc. who depended on
him for support - it did not ask for name and address of nearest relative.
For more information, see the National Archives webpage about these records:
Geralyn Wood Barry in Oregon
At 07:10 PM 2/12/05, Geralyn W. Barry wrote:
>There were two blanks on the WWI draft registration card - one for the
>name and one for the address of the "nearest relative". If the man was
>married, his wife's name and address were usually listed. If he was not
>married, the person listed might be his father or mother or some other
>"nearest" relative - even if that person was not in the US. I have seen
>names of towns in Poland listed for address of nearest relative.
>At 05:45 PM 2/12/05, Judy in Ocala wrote:
>>The ones I have seen do not. The only way I could be sure in some cases that
>>I had the right person was to look at the spouse.
>>Does the draft card registration of WWI show the name of the
>>father of that person and where the father was born?
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