12 March 2007
Draft cards and census records can provide unique insight into the personal lives of individuals. The draft card of baseball great "Shoeless" Joe Jackson indicates he supported his wife and a younger sister as shown in the image. The complete card indicates he is a professional baseball player. This card comes from the World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 database at Ancestry.com where you can search for your own relatives who might have registered.