Thursday, May 24, 2007

Society Member Publishes New Itawamba Research Book

Who would think that a book most people consider just a list of names could provide such a wealth of information? This newly compiled book of Itawamba County WWI draft registrations by society member Martha Bone of Greenville, Mississippi, consists of approximately 2,800 men who were born between 1873 and 1900. In addition to their names, addresses, dates of birth, and race, the cards also contain information on their occupations, places of birth, nearest relatives, employers, and even a physical description of each registrant. Plus many of the cards reveal the birthplace of the father. Even if you had no relatives who registered for service in WWI, this book will still allow you to glean valuable information on early twentieth century Itawamba County . This compilation also includes selected information from censuses, cemetery records and the Social Security Death Index. This 231-page hardbound book is 8 ½ x 11 inches and includes a master alphabetical index, and a detailed introduction to the World War I draft cards. The book is $28 postpaid. For ordering information, contact the society.

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