I recently obtained color digital images of the World War I Draft Registration Card for my grandfather, Michael Danko.
World War I Draft Registration Card for Michael Danko (Back)
Click on the link for a PDF Copy of the World War I Draft Registration Card for Michael Danko.
I had previously obtained copies of the World War I Draft Registration Cards from either Ancestry.com or from microfilms at the Family History Library (FHL). These digital images from NARA are far superior to those obtainable from either Ancestry.com or from the FHL because the NARA images are digital images of the actual cards, not images from microfilm.
I didn’t even know that color digital images were available from the National Archives until Ewrann left the following message on my post “Not All Microfilms Are Created Equal”:
You can order a scan from the originals held at the NARA (National Archives & Records Administration). They offer a b&w photocopy of the original OR a 200dpi color .jpg. Cost is $10 each. Here’s an example of what they are SUPPOSED to look like: http://www.doctorjazz.co.uk/jrmdraftf.jpg
The NARA site is at: https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe
Click on “Made To Order Reproductions” and the rest is self-explanatory.
Well, I ordered this image online on Saturday, September 15 and it arrived in my e-mailbox on Thursday, September 20. What service!
Thanks for the great tip, Ewrann!
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