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=== World War I (1917-1918) ===
[[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918|World War I]] draft registration cards for men age 18 to 45 may list address, birth date, birthplace, race, nationality, citizenship, and next of kin. Not all registrants served in the war. For Massachusetts cards see:  *United States. Selective Service System. ''Massachusetts, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918''. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987–1988. (On 162 Family History Library films, beginning with film {{FHL|1684875|film|disp=1684875}}.) To find an individual's draft card, you must know his name These cards have been digitized and residence at the time of registration. The cards are arranged alphabetically by county, within the county by draft board, and alphabetically by surname within each draft boardsearchable online. Most counties had only one board; large cities had See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWII Draft Records]] for more. Finding an ancestor's street address in a city directory will help you determine the board number if he lived in a large city. For a map showing Boston draft board boundaries and numbers, see FHL film {{FHL|641275|title-id|disp=1498803}}information.
The State of Massachusetts, during World War I, operated an information service for the families of those who were in the various branches of the armed forces. These records are:
=== Web Sites ===
*You can search several military databases at [http://www.footnote.com Footnote]&nbsp; ($)  *[http://www.dar.org/ Daughters of the American Revolution]  *[http://www.sar.org/ Sons of the American Revolution]  *[http://www.mymassachusettsgenealogy.com/ma_records/military.htm My Massachusetts Genealogy]  *[http://www.massachusettsgenealogy.net/military.htm Massachusetts Military Records]<br> *[http://www.massachusetts-genealogy.com/Massachusetts-Military-Records.cfm Massachusetts Genealogy--Military Records]
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