Finding Town of Origin: the 1942 "Old Mens" Draft #general


Shari Kantrow asked how to find her grandfather's birth town. There is a wonderful
source I've used when i had no other place to go........the Old Men's draft - in
1942 all men born between 1877 and 1897 had to register. They completed these
draft cards, which asked for place of birth. The registrations are in the local
NARA (ie: Massachusetts for Boston, NYC for NY) and are indexed by county (ie:
Bronx, Brooklyn), then by surname. When I use this resource, I also look around
for relatives of the same surname.
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@..., researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn (also Iasi, Romania)

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