There is a number stamped on the top right hand corner of the draft cards that I have copied of my family members. The one for my grandfather for WWI has stamped 9-2-27.A What do these numbers mean?
I have a similar card and from browsing cards in the same series, we can see that
- These numbers are not unique, several successive draft cards have the same number. The only difference seems to be the final letter:
- The ending letters I have observed are A, B, and C.
The Massachussets Society of Genealogy gives a pretty thorough explanation:
- The number is the 'registration' number. (these numbers where assigned to each local board)
- The letters numbers the draft, i.e. (A) refers to the first draft, (B) to the second etc.
Caveat, I wonder how identical numbers with different letters ended up on the same microfilm, I believe that all cards coming from different drafts must have been compiled.