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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1901-1927.

This collection contains registers of Confederate veterans who were inmates of the home in Atlanta. Volume contents includes name, occupation, county of residence, date of birth, date and place entered military service, rank, company, regiment, when and where wounded, when and where taken prisoner of war, when and where put on specific detail, when and where separated from service, commanding officers, rank, branch of service, age upon admission to home, date entered home, relatives, date of death or discharge, date and place of burial. Records are located at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Atlanta.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Georgia Department of Archives and History. Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1927. Atlanta, GA.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The forms ask for the following information. However, The information found varies between records.

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Date and place entered military service
  • Rank
  • Military engagements (battles)
  • Date and place of injuries
  • When and where taken prisoner
  • When and where assigned to special details
  • Officer assigning the special details and why assigned to the detail
  • Where and when service ended (may also include why ended)
  • Commanding officers
  • Branch of service
  • Record date
  • Age at the time of record
  • Remarks

The records may also include:

  • Company and regiment
  • Date of death or military discharge
  • Date and place of burial

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Year entered the home

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Year Range"
⇒Select the appropriate "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names, abbreviations of the names and nicknames.
  • Search the indexes and records of other military homes.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.


 

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