|Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Accessed 24 January 2013.|
Dallas is at the heart of one of my currently genealogical mysteries - a "brick wall" in research terms. While I have some knowledge of his parents' names from death records, family photos, etc., beyond his parents I am completely stuck. A project for the coming months.
Another curiosity about this draft card. Under "Indian", the box "citizen Indian" is checked. Curious! I have found no information leading me to believe that the Hughes family is of Indian descent. In other sources, Dallas is listed as "white" - and Indian never is specified. I had a suspicion (like most Southerners) that my AncestryDNA test would reveal Native American ethnicity. None whatsoever! Maybe this was just a clerical error?
At any rate, I am so thankful for the digital images of these draft cards. My source database contains quite a few for both sides of my family and my husband's as well...and have proven so helpful.