Finding BOSTWICK in the WW1 Draft Card Registrations online is beginning to show some promise.Until now we could find these records on film in not all of the libraries.
Now Ancestry.com has finished loading all of the folks in Pennsylvania and is in the midst of loading the images to North Carolina. In time they should have all of the states online.
There are some early data that one finds themselves missing that the SSDI fails to show in the way of physical data on the individual. The SSDI data on the application card deals with 1937 to 2002 data. There are the birth data and the parents names if they are living with them.
These Draft Cards show the data for 1917 and 1918 that you cannot find in most cases for background before deaths. Too many times most states do not have records of demise until 1919. If the individual was working he would list his occupation at the time he was registering.
These cards are in the actual handwriting of the individual as they do IF they would qualify to register for SSN.This individual also lists what his physical features were.
You have to remember that not all professions were in the qualification to be part of the New Deal of Social Security as we know it today. There were a number of professions added to the program as late as 1955.
Remember also that the actual hard copy of the original draft card is stored at the NARA site in East Point, Georgia. This site is south of Atlanta and Fort McPherson in Fulton Co.
Later, when the new NARA quarters are finished this material will be still south of Atlanta but near Fort Gillam in Clayton Co.