Explore these draft cards from the state of Georgia, in the southeastern United States, and learn key information about your family members who may have served in World War II. Discover important facts about their lives, like their birth date and the city in which they lived, before they entered the war.
There are more than 170,000 records of draft registration cards from the state of Georgia dating from the early years of World War II. While the information for each person varies, Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards 1940-1942 usually provides:
While the military draft, or Selective Service System, was a national obligation, registration was carried out by draft boards on a local level. After the outbreak of World War II in Europe in 1939, Congress passed the Selective Service Act of 1940 to create the first peacetime draft in the history of the United States, in anticipation for joining the war. These records document the conscription that began later in 1940 and continued through 1942, after the United States had officially joined the Allies in the war.
These records can help you to understand more about your ancestors before they joined the war effort. The information they provide is essential for identifying your ancestors in our other collections and continuing your family history research.
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