On April 26, 2006, I posted an entry about the World War II Selective Service Registration Cards. The Family History Library (FHL) holds 166 microfilm reels of World War II Selective Service System Registration Cards for the state of Massachusetts. These are the Draft Registration Cards for the Fourth Registration conducted in 1942 and include men born between 28 APR 1877 and 16 FEB 1892, although I have found cards for men born out of this range of dates. The original cards are located at the National Archives at Boston. Note: The FHL holds copies of World War II Selective Service System Registration Cards for other states, too.
Ancestry.com has started to digitize these cards. As of today, June 5, 2006, cards from the following states have been digitized:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Most of my relatives were in Massachusetts at the time of this draft and so their cards are not yet digitized on Ancestry.com. No matter, since I scanned quite a few cards when I was in Salt Lake City in April.
Two of my uncles (Mike Danko and Joe Danko) married into the Skowronski family in Worcester and I found the WW2 Draft Card for Alexander Frank Skowronski – 1942 and the WW2 Draft Card for Paul Skowronski – 1942. Alexander Frank Skowronski was the father-in-law of both my Uncle Mike and Uncle Joe.
WWII Draft Card for Alexander Frank Skowronski
World War II Draft Card for Pawel Skowronski
Notice that Alexander stated that he was from Groad, Poland, and Paul stated that he was from Grondy, Poland. As far as I can tell, they were both from Grądy, Russia-Poland, and I have struggled to find out exactly where that was, since there were 29 locations in Russia-Poland named Grądy!
Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko