WWI Alien Registration Cards #general


Herbert Lazerow
 

Alien registration did not begin in 1940. There was Alien
Registration in WWI. The officer in charge reported to Congress
just before the registration was re-authorized for WW2 that all
the cards >from WWI have been destroyed. I have no reason to
doubt this; I have never seen a WWI alien registration card. I
just note that other "destroyed" records have occasionally been
found in odd corners of archives here and there.

Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA 92110-2492
lazer@sandiego.edu


Mike Posnick
 

The State of Minnesota conducted an alien registration during World War I
from 1917 to 1919. Microfilmed copies of the completed multi-page forms,
which generally contain a lot of genealogically useful information, are
available at the Minnesota Historical Society and >from the society through
inter-library loan. For further information, see the Minnesota Historical
Society's website at <www.mnhistory.org>.

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota
e-mail: mpoz@earthlink.net

In his JewishGen message of 9/5/2004, Bert Lazerow <lazer@sandiego.edu> wrote:

Alien registration did not begin in 1940. There was Alien
Registration in WWI. The officer in charge reported to Congress
just before the registration was re-authorized for WW2 that all
the cards >from WWI have been destroyed. I have no reason to
doubt this; I have never seen a WWI alien registration card. I
just note that other "destroyed" records have occasionally been
found in odd corners of archives here and there.


joe <joe@...>
 

Hello Bert and Others,
Some WWI Alien Affidavits have survived for Arizona, Kansas and St.
Paul, MN. The Arizona records have digital copies online at NARA. These
were for German (and some Austrian) aliens ("citizens >from countries at
war with the United States during the First World War"). You can find
links to these at...

Online World War I Indexes & Records
http://www.militaryindexes.com/worldwarone/

Look about the 5th listing down. There may be others as well.

Good luck with your searches.

Regards,
Joe Beine
Denver, CO

Bert Lazerow wrote:

Alien registration did not begin in 1940. There was Alien
Registration in WWI. The officer in charge reported to Congress
just before the registration was re-authorized for WW2 that all
the cards >from WWI have been destroyed. I have no reason to
doubt this; I have never seen a WWI alien registration card. I
just note that other "destroyed" records have occasionally been
found in odd corners of archives here and there.

Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA 92110-2492
lazer@sandiego.edu