Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index and images of draft registration cards for WWII registrants from Virginia, with the exception of the fourth registration. This images are courtesy of Ancestry. The event place is the residence of the registrant.
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What Can I Learn from Draft Records?
Draft records may include:
- Name, Serial Number, and Order Number
- Address (event place)
- Age and date of birth
- Place of birth
- Country of citizenship
- Name of person who will always know the address
- Relationship of that person
- Address of that person
- Employer’s name
- Place of employment or business
- Height, weight, and complexion
- Obvious identifying physical characteristics
How Can Draft Records Help Me Find Other Records?
- 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
- 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 family in census, church, and land records
- Use the marital information to find marriage records. Witnesses were often family members
- 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
- Use employment information to lead you to trade, business, land, property, or education records