US, New York - WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942


Project Specific



Two-Sided Cards

  • The draft registration cards have two sides, but only the front side has information that is to be indexed.
  • Each side of the card was captured on a separate image.

             Front of Card Registration Card

             Back of Card Registrar's Report

  • Do not index the back of a card, Registrar's Report. Mark it as: No Extractable Data Image.

 Using Highlights:

  • Highlights are available for this project.
  • If the highlights do not appear on your image:
    1. First, 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 is not centered within the image. When this occurs, try adjusting the highlights to fit the image. To do this:
    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. Click the following link to get more detailed instructions on how to do this. A key to successfully aligning the highlights with the fields is to first adjust the red outline to encompass the area where the fields are located.

                        Click here to see instructions for adjusting highlights.

  • If the highlights still do not match the form, you may turn them off and use the ruler.

How to use the Ruler:

  • If the highlights do not match the image, you may choose to use the ruler to follow the record across the page. If so, please be aware that the ruler is not anchored to the indexing screen and does not automatically move as you move to a new entry. To see the ruler, follow these steps:

    1. On the menu bar, click View.
    2. Select Show Ruler.

Handwriting Helps:

  • Most of these records are handwritten. It may be helpful to view the handwriting help now available on the data entry screen.
  • To access this help, on the toolbar just above the data entry area, click on the Handwriting Help icon (which looks like an inkwell with an orange feather quill).