Source Information

Ancestry.com. New York, 74th Infantry National Guard Enlistment Cards, 1889-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: 1889–1917 74th Inf enlistment cards; WW1; Span-Am. New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York.

About New York, 74th Infantry National Guard Enlistment Cards, 1889-1917

This database contains images of enlistment cards for men who served in the 74th Infantry in the New York National Guard. Some cards are filled out more completely than others, but they may contain the following details:

  • name
  • birth date and place
  • enlistment details, including age and date
  • physical characteristics (weight, height, hair and eye color)
  • residence
  • occupation
  • business address
  • name of a parent or guardian
  • units served in
  • discharge date