DESOTO COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVILIAN DRAFT REGISTRATION

1917 - 1918
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BIRTH INFORMATION: RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY IN 1917-18 AND PERSONS WITH LINKS TO THIS COUNTY

Almost 24 million men registered for the draft -- not always in the county of residence.

 In 1917-18 county boundaries in Florida were not the same as today. Then about 12 Bcounties did not exist as we know them today.

 DeSoto Co. then contained Charlotte, Glades, Hardee, and Highlands Counties. The names Charlotte, Glades, Hardee, and Highlands will not appear anywhere in the files. They did not exist.

 De Soto contains,all persons who registered in De Soto/Charlotte/Glades/ Hardee/Highlands Counties in 1917-18 plus,persons outside De Soto/ Charlotte/Glades/Hardee/Highlands Counties who listed communities within today's DeSoto Co.



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