Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men, 1917-1918
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Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men, 1917-1918
Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men, 1917-1918, written by archivist John Newman, is an extensive guide to researching World War I draft registration cards, which gives valuable genealogical information for over 24 million Americans born between 1872 and 1900. It's the first book-length study of the WWI draft registration process including a detailed history and explanation of the draft, as well as a complete series of research sources available.

Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men, 1917-1918
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Divided in two sections, this book gives you the tools you need for successful research. Part I is a study of the draft registration process designed to assist you with understanding who registered and the procedures involved. It analyzes the information found on the registration cards, provides a strategy for evaluating data quality, and discusses in detail those who registered, including aliens, Native Americans, African Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, and Mexican Americans. It offers a methodology to examine contemporary sources like newspapers, city directories and maps, to provide a strategy for locating your ancestors.

Part II supplies important statistics and the National Archives and Family History Library film numbers for every local draft board, incorporating the filming breaks for divisions of names.

There is also a fully-searchable CD-ROM, providing tremendous reference support with an additional 214 pages of maps, newspaper copies, draft board lists, lottery numbers, and population estimates. This CD specifically includes the National Archives draft registration maps and sections of the published reports of the Provost Marshal General, giving local board numbers, their addresses, as well as other maps and research tools.

System Requirements for CD-ROM:
• Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000, Pentium® 166+, 32MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM
• Mac OS 8.1 or later, PowerPC 180+, 32MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM

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