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United States, Connecticut, Military Census Questionnaires, 1917
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Connecticut, 
United States
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Location of Connecticut
Record Description
Record Type Census Questionnaires
Collection years 1917
FamilySearch Resources
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Connecticut State Library


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The Connecticut “Military Census” was taken in 1917 at the direction of the General Assembly in an effort to assess the states available men and resources for war. The forms in this collection were filled out by men aged 16 years and older. The original records are housed at the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The forms in this collection were filled out by men aged 16 years and older and included common questions such as:

  • name
  • age
  • residence
  • profession
  • marital status
  • citizenship
  • physical disabilities

As well as other interesting details such as:

  • whether the man could swim
  • ride a horse
  • operate a wireless
  • ride a motorcycle
  • etc.

The index is arranged alphabetically by name of town, and within each town alphabetically by name of person.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the person's name and place of birth to find a birth certificate which should list the names of the parents
  • Use the country of citizenship to lead you to immigration or naturalization records
  • Use the person’s age and residence to find the family in census, church, and land records
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify siblings and other relatives who may also have registered for the draft
  • Census, military service, military pension, immigration, naturalization, and land records can be very useful

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
  • Immigrant first names may be in their native language
  • Search the records of nearby localities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Connecticut.


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