Updated: Jan 23
If you are looking for information about a man who was born between 1873 and 1900 (and still living in 1917-1918), you can try to find his World War I Draft Registration Card. Draft registration cards offered a great deal of personal information including the man's address, age, birth date, birthplace, citizenship, occupation, employer, marital status, race, dependents, military experience, signature, height, build, eye color, hair color, and whether or not he was bald.
American men within specific age groups were required to fill out and sumit draft registration cards in 1917 and 1918, and approximately 24 million cards were completed, representing 25% of the country's population.
There were three draft registrations which took place: