Arkansas, Second Registration Draft Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Record Group||RG 147: Records of the Selective System, 1926-1971|
|Arrangement||Alphabetically by name of the registrant|
|National Archives Identifier||476 2169533|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The Arkansas, Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948-1958 consists of 4x6 cards (form SSS-1) from the Selective Service System. The cards are arranged numerically by local board number, then alphabetically by surname of registrant. Second registration cards were created for men born between 1922 and 1940. The information on the cards includes the registrant’s serial number, name, his residence, mailing, address, phone number, birth date, birth place, name of employer, address of employment, his height, weight, race, hair color, eye color, distinguishing marks, his signature, and the name and address of a person who would always know the registrant’s address. The cards are part of Record Group 147
The collection was located at the National Archives and Records Administration Southwest region in Fort Worth Texas. They are now located at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Birth date
- Birthplace (lists town or county and state or country
- Mailing address
- Name and address of the person who will always know the registrant’s address
- Employer’s name and address
- Marital status
- Physical description
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- The birth date or place of birth
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the person's name and place of birth to find a birth certificate
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- Look for variant spellings of the names. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
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