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Military Records on Ancestry.com.
You’ll find more than just draftees in a 20th-century draft card.
The men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers in your story all led to the same thing: you.
Learn more about your family:
Males of a certain age
Male U.S. citizens and resident aliens born 1886–1900 (WWI) and 1877–1897 (WWII). Younger males from NC may also be included in WWII.
Spouse, parents, siblings and other family members. Dependent notation included on certain WWI cards.
Employer and/or place of employment
Employer and/or place of employment can be used as clues to identify neighboring coworkers in census records and city directories.
Other people from other clues
Use addresses and draft board information to find newspaper articles, yearbooks and other documents for registrant and family.