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Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The "Georgia, Confederate Home Records" collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

Record Description

This collection consists of images of registers of Confederate veterans who were inmates of the home in Atlanta during the years 1901 to 1927. 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. Volume 3,1927-1930 is not available in this collection.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930.

Record Content

The forms ask for the following information but 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 you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Volume/Year" category 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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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“South Carolina, Confederate Home Records, 1909-1958.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930.

 

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