The Army Times reports that volunteers at the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center have indexed and digitized 28,969 index cards for New York State soldiers called to active duty in the fall of 1940.

This collection was created when President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8551 on 26 Sep 1940, ordering members of the National Guard into active military duty. The men of the New York Division reported for duty less than three weeks later when they assembled at their various armories around the state on 15 Oct 1940.

The collection, organized alphabetically by last name, is available here.

Data can also be accessed by downloading entire spreadsheet in an Micrsoft Excel format. For a digital copy of the actual card, which can be sent by email or regular mail, send a check made payable to DMNA for $3.00 per name to:

NYS Military Museum

Attn: Research Center

61 Lake Ave.

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Please be sure to include the name and serial number of the person you are interested in and your email address if applicable.