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[From the October 1997 Newsletter]
[Updated on March 17th, 1998]

World War I Selective Service System
Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918

The Italian Genealogical Group recently had the pleasure of hearing a very informative lecture by Thomas A. Peters, C.G.R.S. Tom discussed and displayed many examples of the World War I Draft Registration Cards. He explained that because of laws passed in 1917 and 1918, all men, whether citizens or not (that means aliens too), had to register for the draft. This record group contains information on 24,000,000 men born between 1873 and 1900, whether they were born in the United States or Italy or elsewhere. While not all the registration cards asked for details on birthplace, you will find that information on many of the cards. There were three registration dates covering men born in different time periods. The last registration was on September 12, 1918. For each of these registrations, men were asked different questions, all of them having information that is pertinent to family research. The registrations were:

1st Registration - men born between June 6, 1886 to June 5, 1896. This form asked 12 questions including birth date, exact birthplace, occupation, previous military experience and nearest relative;

2nd Registration - men born between June 6, 1896 and June 5, 1897; and a 2nd Supplement Registration covering those born up to August 24, 1897. There was also a Supplemental Registration to this which included men born up to August 24, 1897. Among the questions asked were the country of origin and father's birthplace.

3rd Registration - men born between September 12, 1873 and August 25, 1897 and then to September 12, 1900. This registration asked for occupation, country to which alien is subject, and nearest relative.

All of the above Registrations asked the name and residence of the person, his date of birth, race, citizenship, where employed, a physical description and the signature of the registrant.

These records are on microfilm and can be accessed through your local Family History Center (and in New York City, at the National Archives). You will find them listed under the United States - World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Author/Title Section on microfiche).

Copies of the original draft cards may be obtained by requesting a copy of a request form from the National Archives (NARA) at the address below. The request form is designed to gather as much information from the researcher as possible so the staff can conduct a thorough search. The form may also be obtained by sending an electronic mail to: archives@atlanta.nara.gov NARA requires one request form per registrant. They prefer that you do "not" send money with the request. They will notify the researcher if the card they desire is found and inform you of the fee.


National Archives, Southeast Region
1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point, GA 30344


The following is a list of the Draft Boards in the City of New York with their addresses.

Borough of the Bronx

Local Draft Board # Address
New York No. 1 148 Alexander Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 2 2720 Third Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 3 147th Street and St. Ann's Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 4 830 Westchester Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 5 1025 East 163rd Street, Bronx
New York No. 6 1473 Williamsbridge Road, Bronx
New York No. 7 3777 White Plains Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 8 391 East 149th Street, Bronx
New York No. 9 161st Street and St. Ann's Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 10 County Courthouse, 161st Street, & 3rd Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 11 1035 Stebbins Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 12 Morris High School, Boston Rd. & 166th Street, Bronx
New York No. 13 1319 Boston Road, Bronx
New York No. 14 1788 Crotona Park, Bronx
New York No. 15 Public School No. 4, 163rd Street & Fulton Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 16 Boro Hall, Tremont & Third Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 17 Public School No. 32, East 183rd Street & Beaumont Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 18 910 Morris Avenue, Bronx
New York No. 19 Park Commissioner's Office, Clermont Park, Bronx
New York No. 20 New York University, Gould Hall, Bronx
New York No. 21 Public School No. 33, Jerome Avenue & 184th Street, Bronx
New York No. 22 46 East 196th Street and Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx

 

Borough of Brooklyn

Local Draft Board # Address
New York No. 23 124 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 24 99-105 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 25 152 York Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 26 174 Nassau Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 27 Public Library, Clinton & Union Streets, Brooklyn
New York No. 28 105 Rapelye Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 29 Municipal Court, 6 Lee Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 30 47th Regiment Armory, Lynch St & Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 31 411 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 32 219 Patchen Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 33 115 Stockton Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 34 Annex Public School No. 25, 335 Kosciusko Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 35 1104 Broadway, Brooklyn
New York No. 36 261 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 37 Public School No. 172, Fourth Avenue & 29th Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 38 403 Butler Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 39 307 Smith Street near Union Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 40 Public Library, 51st Street & Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 41 Public Library, 140 South Avenue, & 29th Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 42 7609 Third Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 43 7824 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 44 Public School No. 111, Sterling Place, corner Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 45 55 Hanson Place, Y.M.C.A, Brooklyn
New York No. 46 Public School No. 45, Classon & Lafayette Aves., Brooklyn
New York No. 47 1210 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 48 7th Ave & 4th Street, Manual Training High School, Brooklyn
New York No. 49 Public Library, 9th Street & Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 50 468 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 51 144 DeVoe Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 52 Public School No. 50, 183 So. Third Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 53 Public School No. 143, Havemeyer & North Sixth Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 54 586 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 55 87 Herbert Street, (Greenpoint) Brooklyn
New York No. 56 99 Meserole Street, (Edgewood) Brooklyn
New York No. 57 2215 Coney Island Avenue (near Avenue V), Brooklyn
New York No. 58 1770 86th Street, (Bensonhurst) Brooklyn
New York No. 59 1215 Avenue Q, Brooklyn
New York No. 60 7024 New Utrecht Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 61 Public School No. 134, Ocean Parkway & 18th Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 62 Bedford Avenue & Monroe Street, (Bedford-Stuyvesant), Brooklyn
New York No. 63 Public School No. 44, Throop & Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 64 Commercial HS, Bergen Street & Albany Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 65 852 St. John's Place, Brooklyn
New York No. 66 Erasmus H.S., Church and Flatbush Aves., Brooklyn
New York No. 67 Public School No. 139, Avenue C & East 13th Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 68 Public School No. 24, Arion Place & Beaver Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 69 957 Broadway, Brooklyn
New York No. 70 1019 Hart Street, corner St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 71 Public School No. 56, Madison Street & Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 72 Public School No. 75, Evergreen Ave & Grove Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 73 230 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 74 Royal Palace, 16-18 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 75 Public School No. 141, McKibben & Leonard Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 76 Public School No. 106, Hamburg & Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 77 2803 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 78 Brooklyn Waterworks Bldg., Atlantic Avenue & Logan Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 79 Public School No. 108, Linwood Street, & Arlington Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 80 Public School No. 72, New Lots Road & Schneck Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 81 Belmont Avenue & Berriman Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 82 343-345 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 83 223 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 84 2513 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 85 111 Watkins Street, Brooklyn
New York No. 86 Pitkin Avenue, (East New York), Brooklyn
New York No. 87 461 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn
New York No. 88 Public School No. 114, Remsen Avenue & School Lane, Brooklyn

 

Borough of Manhattan

Local Draft Board # Address
New York No. 89 128 Prince St, New York
New York No. 90 498 West Broadway, New York
New York No. 91 33 East Broadway, New York
New York No. 92 Public School No. 2, 116 Henry Street, New York
New York No. 93 229-231 East Broadway, New York
New York No. 94 143 Baxter Street, New York (part of "Little Italy")
New York No. 95 Public School No. 21, 222 Mott Street, NY (part of "Little Italy")
New York No. 96 8 East Third Street, YMCA, New York
New York No. 97 25 Montgomery Street, New York
New York No. 98 129 Attorney Street, New York
New York No. 99 300 Rivington Street, New York
New York No. 100 Public School No. 3, 496 Hudson Street, New York
New York No. 101 29 Horatio Street, New York
New York No. 102 388 Houston Street, New York
New York No. 103 51 Avenue C, New York
New York No. 104 20 Avenue C, New York
New York No. 105 Public School No. 56, 351 West 18th Street, New York
New York No. 106 Public School No. 33, 418 West 28th Street, New York
New York No. 107 Public School No. 75, 27 Norfolk Street, New York
New York No. 108 Public School No. 65, Forsythe & Canal Street, New York
New York No. 109 Public School No. 161, Ludlow & Delancy Street New York
New York No. 110 461 Eighth Avenue, New York
New York No. 111 711 Eighth Avenue, New York
New York No. 112 44 Avenue A, New York

New York No. 113

76 Second Avenue, New York
New York No. 114 126 Second Avenue, New York
New York No. 115 1416 Broadway, New York
New York No. 116 NY Public Library, Columbus Brch, 742 Tenth St. nr 52st Street, New York
New York No. 117 288 East Tenth Street, New York
New York No. 118 Stuyvesant H.S., 15th Street near First Avenue, New York
New York No. 119 228 East 23rd Street, New York
New York No. 120 318 West 57th Street, New York
New York No. 121 117 West 61st Street, New York
New York No. 122 240 E. 31st Street, New York
New York No. 123 303 East 36th Street, New York
New York No. 124 190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York
New York No. 125 251 West 80th Street, New York
New York No. 126 692 Amsterdam Avenue & 93rd Street, New York
New York No. 127 Public School No. 73, 209 E. 46th Street, New York
New York No. 128 Public School No. 135, 331 First Avenue, New York
New York No. 129 51 W. 57th Street, New York
New York No. 130 2741 Broadway, New York
New York No. 131 777 Lexington Avenue, New York
New York No. 132 201 E. 69th Street, New York
New York No. 133 328 E. 67th Street, New York
New York No. 134 2875 Broadway, cor. 112th Street, New York
New York No. 135 117th Street & Amsterdam Avenue, Columbia Univ., New York
New York No. 136 Public School No. 81, 212 West 120th Street, New York
New York No. 137 Public School No. 117, 1465 Avenue A, New York
New York No. 138 Public School No. 53, 211 E. 79th Street, New York
New York No. 139 335 Lenox Avenue, New York
New York No. 140 215 W. 133rd Street New York
New York No. 141 City College, 138th Street & Amsterdam Avenue, New York
New York No. 142 451 E. 86th Street, New York
New York No. 143 304 E. 87th Street, New York
New York No. 144 252 W. 138th Street, New York
New York No. 145 City College, 140th Street & Convent Avenue, New York
New York No. 146 506 West 145th Street, New York
New York No. 147 922 Street Nicholas Avenue, New York
New York No. 148 22nd Reg. Armory, Ft. Washington Avenue & 168th Street, New York
New York No. 149 Library, 535 West 179th Street, New York
New York No. 150 Public School No. 151, 91st Street & First Avenue, New York
New York No. 151 240 E. 105th Street, New York
New York No. 152 231 E. 104th Street, New York
New York No. 153 59 So. Washington Square, New York
New York No. 154 60 West 13th Street, New York
New York No. 155 Public School No. 86, 96th Street & Lexington Avenue, New York
New York No. 156 72 East 108th Street, New York
New York No. 157 83 East 116th Street, New York
New York No. 158 1482 Broadway, New York
New York No. 159 121 East 51st Street, New York
New York No. 160 174 East 110th Street, New York
New York No. 161 161 East 111th Street, New York
New York No. 162 121 East 116th Street, New York
New York No. 163 Central Park Arsenal, Fifth Ave & 64th Street, New York
New York No. 164 51 East 83rd Street, New York
New York No. 165 Public School No. 159, 241 E. 119th Street, New York
New York No. 166 165 East 121st Street, New York
New York No. 167 57 East 125th Street, New York
New York No. 168 31 West 110th Street, New York
New York No. 169 144 Street Nicholas Avenue, New York
New York No. 170 200 Lenox Avenue, New York

 

Borough of Queens

Local Draft Board # Address
New York No. 171 9 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
New York No. 172 158 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
New York No. 173 442 Tenth Avenue, Long Island City
New York No. 174 Public School No. 11, Woodside
New York No. 175 15 Whitney Avenue, Elmhurst
New York No. 176 23A South Eighth Avenue, Whitestone
New York No. 177 14 Grand Street, Maspeth
New York No. 178 Seneca & Bleeker Sts., Ridgewood
New York No. 179 2404 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood
New York No. 180 Glendale
New York No. 181 372 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
New York No. 182 4110 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven
New York No. 183 9568 Jamaica Avenue corner Woothoff Avenue, Richmond Hill
New York No. 184 Post Office Fulton Station, Jamaica
New York No. 185 Town Hall, Broadway, Flushing

 

Borough of Richmond

Local Draft Board # Address
New York No. 186 Curtis H.S., North Brighton, Staten Island
New York No. 187 Public School No. 20, Park Avenue, Port Richmond, Staten Island
New York No. 188 Public School No. 14, Broad & Wright Street, Stapleton, Staten Island
New York No. 189 Public School No. 8, Great Kills, Staten Island

 

 

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