World War II Draft Registration Cards–Old Men’s Draft

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Old Men’s World War Two Draft Registration, 1942, Levi Louis De Mar, Jacobs, Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Ancestry.com recently announced an update of their “U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.” This draft registration is commonly referred to as the “Old Men’s Registration,” registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 and was conducted on 27 April 1942.

The following states are currently in the database at Ancestry.com:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New York City
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

NoteFamilySearch also has a database of these cards, but as of this writing the Ancestry.com database is more complete than the one at FamilySearch. The one at  Ancestry.com is also searchable as well. The images at FamilySearch are alphabetical by state.

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2 thoughts on “World War II Draft Registration Cards–Old Men’s Draft

  1. Too young? Too old? This set of info reminded me of a fact that is probably not well known. My dad, Robert Toombs Lawrie (of Kendall County, Illinois) was born in 1903. When WWI came along, he told me, he was all ready to enlist…only to find that he was too young. The disappointment was great!

    When WWII came along, he was older and smarter (he said), and was too old for that war. The good fortune of that was also impressive. He said he’d gotten older and smarter by then.

    The thing to know: 1903 births were the only ones who were first too young and second too old for the war.

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