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This collection contains images of application folders of Confederate veterans who were inmates of the South Carolina Confederate Home in Columbia. Originals are located at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. This collection will include records from 1909-1958.
For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
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- South Carolina Confederate Home. South Carolina, Confederate Home Records, 1909-1958. Columbia, SC.
The records may contain any of the following:
- Birth date and place
- Names and residences of spouse and children, if any
- Residence at time of application
- Parent's names
- Details of military service
- Financial condition
- Physical condition
- Death date and place
- Age at time of death
- Cause of death
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as birthdate and residence
Search the Collection
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Surname Range" category which will take 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. For example:
- Use the residence to search for census records.
- Use the spouse's name to search for marriage records.
- Use the name and service information to obtain all military records.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also search for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Search the records of other soldier homes.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection
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“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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