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Record Description

The collection consists of images of admission records of veterans to the state soldier home in Sandusky for the years 1888 to 1919. Acquired from the state archives, historical society in Columbus. The collection is arranged by admission number.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919.

Record Content

Soldier home records may include the following information:

  • Name of disabled veteran
  • Time and place of enlistment
  • Rank, company and regiment in which served
  • Time and place of discharge
  • Nature of disability
  • Date admitted to home
  • Birthplace
  • Age and physical description
  • Religion
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Marital status
  • Name and address of nearest relative
  • Date and cause of death
  • Pension information
  • Place of burial

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • Identifying information such as admission number or dates of residence.

Search the Collection

To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Admission Number and Year Range" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.

For example:

  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.
  • It may also be helpful to compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Ohio Historical Society

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Contributions to This Article

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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:

"Ohio, Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Ohio Historical Society, Columbus.

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 Ohio, Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919.

 

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