This collection includes the original images of the draft card. The amount of information can vary, however, and you can usually find a combination of the following:
Address at time of registration
Age at registration
Date and place of birth
Country of Citizenship
Spouse’s Name (if married at the time of registration)
Name of father and/or mother
Address of parents and/or spouse
Employer’s name and place of employment
Name of person who will always know registrant’s address
Signature (on back of card)
Physical Description (on back of card)
The first draft registration took place on the 16 October 1940, the registration cards were created for men born during a period from February 1897 to 1928.
On the 1 July 1941 a second registration was taken for those men who had turned 21 since the first registration have been taken.
A third registration was then taken on the 16 February 1942, this registration was for men between the ages of 20 and 45 who had not been previously registered.
Those not eligible for military service, ages 45-64 had a registration taken on the 27 April 1942, these registrations are not included within this collection.
In 1942, the fourth, fifth and sixth registrations were taken with an additional registration taken between November and December 1943.