Source Information

Ancestry.com. New York, U.S. National Guard Enlistment Cards, 1923-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: New York State National Guard, National Guard Enlistment Cards, 1923–1940. New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York.

About New York, U.S. National Guard Enlistment Cards, 1923-1947

This database contains images of National Guard enlistment cards for African-American soldiers who joined the Guard in New York. The original collection includes the Harlem Armory. Some cards have been filled out more completely than others, but they may contain the following details:

  • name
  • address
  • age
  • birthplace
  • occupation
  • enlistment details (date, length, unit)
  • height
  • eyes
  • complexion
  • prior service
  • ranks (date, rank)
  • discharge