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#1 GenerationGoneBy

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:23 AM

I actually use the three registrations as my roles. You could pick a generic Draftee type role. I like to use the roles not only for specific sentences but also so I can see on the PV what the role was. This allows me to see at a glance in which registration a man registered on the PV.
I also like for my tag sentences (more like paragraphs) to describe the event to my reader so they know a little about the event to help them fully understand the ancestor they are reading about. What follows is my reminder, and roles for this tag. Feel free to post any changes you'd like to see, as this tag can always be made friendlier. <G>

Reminder:

1st registration:
June 5, 1917- all men ages 21-31 (born 1886-1896)

2nd registration:
05 Jun 1918-registred those who attained age 21 after Jun 5, 1917
A supplemental registration was held on August 24, 1918 for those becoming 21 years old after 05 Jun 1918. This was included in the second registration

3rd registration:
12 Sep 1918 for men age 18-45 (born 1873-1900)

M-basic notes
M2-height
M3-build
M4-eyes
M5-Hair
M6-he was considered to be

ROLES:

First Registration: [:CR:][:TAB:]Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. [R:First Registration] was required to register for the draft <[D]> < [L]>. <[M]>

Second Registration: [:CR:][:TAB:]As World War I continued to escalate, the United States instituted a second draft registration. The second registration was for men who had turned 21 since June 5, 1917, so it added men born between June 5, 1896 and June 5, 1897. Two months later, a supplemental registration was held on August 24, 1918 for men who had become 21 years of age since June 5, 1918, adding the names of men who were born between June 5, 1897 and August 24, 1897. [R:Second Registration] was required to register for the draft <[D]> < [L]>. <[M]>

Third Registration: [:CR:][:TAB:]With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted it's third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. [R:Third Registration] was required to register for the draft <[D]> < [L]>. <[M]> <He was [M2] in height.>< He was [M3] in build.>< His eyes were [M4].>< He had [M5] hair.>< He was considered [M6].>

Too old to register: [:CR:][:TAB:]Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. [R:Too old to register] would have been to old to have registered in any of the three draft registrations for World War I.

next of kin: [:CR:][:TAB:][R:next of kin] was listed as the next of kin on the draft card of <[R:First Registration]><[R:Second Registration]><[R:Third Registration]> <[D]> < [L]>. <[M]>

employer: [:CR:][:TAB:][R:employer] is listed as [R:Draftee]'s employer on [R:Draftee]'s draftcard <[D]> <[L]>. <[M]>

#2 Excalibur

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:19 AM

Teresa's on a roll! She plays a big role around here and, because of her role, the Roles just keep rolling along... rollin', rollin', rollin'...

I think I would shrivel up and die if I didn't have my Roles. Teresa, doancha just love the recently implemented Reminder section? I have been able to pretty much do away with Post-It notes, duplicate Post-It notes I'd make when I couldn't find the first ones, Post-It notes to remind me of where the Post-It notes were, and the bazillion little files scattered everywhere that tell me what goes where! It's amazing how much that little Reminder really meant as an upgrade for the Tag Type Definitions.

#3 Patt

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:48 AM

Theresa,

I also have sentences but mine are much more basic than yours.

Draft WW1: During World War I [PF] registered for the draft <on [D]> <[L]>. <[M1]>

The memo contains his description, etc. e.g. He was described as medium in height and build with blue eyes and brown hair. His listed nearest relative as his wife, Ann Smith. He did not claim an exemption.

I also have a role for the relative who I enter as a witness

[P1] listed <[WM2],> <[W]> <[WM1]> as his nearest relative on his World War I draft registration <dated [D]> <[L]> <[M0]>

WM1 is the address of the person, WM2 is the relationship. I listed the relationship second as generally the relationship isn't given.

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#4 GenerationGoneBy

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:03 AM

Teresa's on a roll! She plays a big role around here and, because of her role, the Roles just keep rolling along... rollin', rollin', rollin'...

I think I would shrivel up and die if I didn't have my Roles. Teresa, doancha just love the recently implemented Reminder section? I have been able to pretty much do away with Post-It notes, duplicate Post-It notes I'd make when I couldn't find the first ones, Post-It notes to remind me of where the Post-It notes were, and the bazillion little files scattered everywhere that tell me what goes where! It's amazing how much that little Reminder really meant as an upgrade for the Tag Type Definitions.



Tom, yes, now that I have used 7.0 for a while, I think that's the most useful new upgrade. And I requested the Associates window. :wub:
Funny thing is I got out my notepad this morning and started making notes, and then realized "Hey, I can just put this into TMG!" Then I thought, better share this on the forum. :lol:

Of course, now what do I do with all these postit notes? :blink: I ask for them for Christmas, birthday, etc when people want to get me something because they are cheap, easy to find and they can choose what they want to spend. They are so handy for writing little notes to myself, but I admit, that having those notes IN TMG sure will help when I go to the Archives. Who wants to take 400 post it notes stuck to their laptops to the archives? :wub:

#5 GenerationGoneBy

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:04 AM

Theresa,

I also have sentences but mine are much more basic than yours.

Draft WW1: During World War I [PF] registered for the draft <on [D]> <[L]>. <[M1]>

Patt Ricketts


Mine started out like that, but I decided to go to the three registrations when I realized I could show the role on the PV screen. ANd if you are going to have three roles, then why not three sentences?

#6 Ambar

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 02:56 PM

Dear Teresa,

I tripped over an error in the third registration role. Notice how the first registration started with men born 5 Jun 1886? The third registration therefore must have included men born between 12 Sep 1873 and 4 Jun 1886. (One of my cousins was born in the gap between 12 Sep 1888 and 4 Jun 1886, and he was in the third registration.)

Let me know if I haven't been clear. :rolleyes:

Ambar

As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896.

This [third registration] added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888.



#7 GenerationGoneBy

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:43 PM

You forgot about the second registration. I used the dates off a website that explained the draft, so it's possible I picked up an error somewhere though.




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