US, Arkansas—Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948–1959 [Part 2]


Project Instructions



Read the Instructions

  • Please read these project instructions carefully before indexing any batches.
  • Review this page and the field helps frequently for updates to these instructions.
  • Click here for a summary of project updates.

Draft Cards

  • The draft registration cards have two sides, but only the front has information to be indexed.
  • Each image shows either the front or the back of a card.
    • Front of Card: Only the front has information to be indexed.
    • Back of Card: Do not index the back. Mark it as a No Extractable Data Image.
  • The location of information varies somewhat on the front of registration cards.
    • Draft Card 1: This type of card has the title "Registration Card" on the top middle of the card.
    • Draft Card 2: This type of card has the title "Registration Card" on the bottom right side of the card.

Using Highlights

  • Two types of highlights are available for this project: Draft Card 1 and Draft Card 2. Draft Card 1 has the title "Registration Card" on the top middle of the card, while Draft Card 2 has the title "Registration Card" on the bottom right side of the card. To change the type of highlight:
    1. In the Highlight field at the top of the indexing screen, click the drop-down arrow.
    2. Select the highlight type.
  • If the highlights do not appear on your image:
    1. On the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Show Highlights so that a check mark appears.
  • The highlights may not always line up with the image, particularly when the card was not centered within the image. To adjust the highlights to fit the image:
    1. On the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Adjust Highlights.
    3. Move the cursor over the image, and all highlights will appear.
    4. Adjust the highlights to match the image.
  • Adjusting highlights may be tricky. A key to successfully aligning the highlights with the forms is to first adjust the red outline to encompass the area where the fields are located. Click here for more detailed instructions on how to adjust highlights.
  • If the highlights still do not match the form, you may choose to turn them off and use the ruler.

Handwriting Helps

  • Many of these records are handwritten. The handwriting resource on the data entry screen may help you decipher handwriting.
  • To access this resource, click on the Handwriting Help icon (which looks like an inkwell with an orange feather quill).
  • Additional handwriting helps (a resource for deciphering challenging handwriting)

Additional Information