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Locating Old Soldiers Home Records Prior to World War II
State, Locale
Name
Years
Records at FHL
Internet
Ms
AL Mountain Creek Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home a.k.a. Jefferson Manly Falkner Soldiers' Home 1902-1939[1] cemetery, pensions history, index, history and fees [2]
AL Tuskegee Tuskegee Home a.k.a. Veterans Admin. Hospital and Nursing Home 1923-now [3] Not at FHL history, history, history, website  
AR Sweet Home by Little Rock Arkansas Confederate Soldiers' Home 1890-1963[4] inmates, list registers, pensions, history [5]
CA Sawtelle by Santa Monica Pacific Branch National Military Home a.k.a. Los Angeles Disabled Veterans Home 1888-1927[6] registers, graves index, NPS site, cemetery, case files [7]
CA Yountville, Napa Veterans Home 1884-now[8] burials, burials, mortuary website, history, cemetery [9]
CO Homelake (Monte Vista) Colorado State Soldiers and Sailors Home 1890-now[10] Not at FHL heritage, preservation  
CT Darien, after 1940 Rocky Hill Fitch's Home for Soldiers and Their Orphans 1864-1940[11] cemetery historyindex, cemetery   
DC Washington United States Soldiers’ and Airmens' Home a.k.a. Armed Forces Retirement Home 1851-now[12] Not at FHL website, history, history, cemetery  
FL Jacksonville Florida Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home 1893-1938[13] cemetery, pensions, pensions history, cemetery, catalog, pensions [14]
FL St. Petersburg St. Petersburg [National] Home (Bay Pines) 1930-now[15] Not at FHL cemetery, pensions  
GA Atlanta Confederate Soldiers' Home a.k.a. Georgia Soldiers' Home 1901-1941[16] register index inventory, image, image, image [17]
ID Boise Idaho State Soldiers Home 1895-1966[18] cemetery, cemetery  history, index  
IL Chicago Soldiers' Home 1864-1877[19] Not at FHL image and history    
IL Danville Danville Branch National Military Home 1898-1934[20] registers, burials index, NPS site, cemetery, burials [7]
IL Maywood Logan Home a.k.a. Maywood Home for Soldiers' Widows 1912-80's [21] Not at FHL history, image [22]
IL Quincy Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home a.k.a. Illinois Veterans' Home 1887-now[23] admissions cemetery index, index, indexbook, image [24]
IL Wilmington Soldiers' Widows' Home 1896-1963[25] cemetery  cemetery [26]
IN Marion Marion Branch National Military Home 1890-1931[20] registers, cemetery index, case files, history, history, NPS site, burials, burials [27]
IN West Lafayette Indiana State Soldiers’ Home a.k.a. Indiana Veterans' Home 1896-now[28] Not at FHL history cemetery, website [29]
IA Marshalltown Iowa Soldiers Home a.k.a. Iowa Veterans’ Home 1887-now[30] Not at FHL website, cemetery  


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Alabama Confederate Soldiers Home," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_Confederate_Soldiers_Home (accessed 23 November 2009).
  2. R. B. Rosenburg, Living Monuments: Confederate Soldier's Homes in the New South (Chapel Hill, N.C.: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1993), 215, says the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery, has cemetery rosters, insurance papers, and superintendent reports.
  3. National Archives, "National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers" at http://www.archives.gov/publications/ref-info-papers/109/national-home-for-disabled-volunteer-soldiers.pdf (accessed 24 November 2009), Family History 101, "Veterans' Homes" in Research in Military Records [Internet site] at http://www.familyhistory101.com/research-military/index.html (accessed 24 November 2009).
  4. Arkansas History Commission, "Arkansas Confederate Home Records" in Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Archival Treasures at http://arkansashistory.arkansas.com/documenting/confederate_homes.asp (accessed 24 November 2009).
  5. Rosenburg, 215, says the Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, has applications for admission, Board of Managers reports, and superintendent's reports.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Sawtelle Veterans Home," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawtelle_Veterans_Home (accessed November 23, 2009).
  7. 7.0 7.1 National Archives and Records Administration, "15.3 Records Relating to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and the National Homes Service, Veterans Administration fckLR1866-1938," in Guide to Federal Records at http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/015.html#15.3 (accessed 2 January 2010), and Trevor K. Plante, "Genealogical Notes: The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers" in Prologue Magazine at http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/spring/soldiers-home.html (accessed 2 January 2010). Describes the National Archives Microfilm Publication M1749, Historical Registers of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866 - 1938.
  8. California Dept. of Veterans Affairs, "The Veterans Home of California, Yountville" in California Dept. of Veterans Affairs [Internet site] at http://www.cdva.ca.gov/Homes/Yountville.aspx (accessed 24 November 2009).
  9. Yountville Veteran's Home Registers 1884-1910 are at the California State Archives. See "Family History Resources" in "California State Archives" at http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/collections/ (accessed 12 May 2010).
  10. Colorado Dept. of Humans Services, "Colorado State and Veterans Nursing Homes" at http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/svnh/FacilityLocations.htm (accessed 25 November 2009).
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Darien, Connecticut," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Darien,_Connecticut (accessed 24 November 2009).
  12. U.S. Soldiers' and Airmens' Home (USSAH), "History of the U.S. Soldiers' Home" at http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/heroes/history1.html (accessed 3 December 2009).
  13. Sons of Confederate Veterans, Kirby-Smith Camp #1209 Jacksonville, Florida, "Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home 1893 - 1938" at http://www.scv-kirby-smith.org/confederateHOME.htm (accessed 10 December 2009).
  14. Rosenburg, 215 and 218, says the Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, has applications for admission, Board of Directors letters received, and Florida Soldiers' Home Papers.
  15. National Archives, "The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers-Branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers," in Prologue Magazine Spring 2004, Vol. 36, No. 1 at http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/spring/nhdvs-sidebar1.html (accessed 25 November 2009).
  16. St. Louis Public Library, "State Archives Confederate Civil War Military Records Not in the Holdings of the National Archives" at http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/stateconfed.htm (accessed 25 November 2009). Listed under Georgia.
  17. Rosenburg, 215 and 218, says the Georgia Dept. of Archives and History, Atlanta, has applications for admission, Board of Trustees letters received, minutes, and reports, hospital record book, invoices, list of persons subscribing contributions, payrolls, record of miscellaneous functions, record of admissions, discharges and deaths, record of donations, register of inmates, George N. Saussey Diary, and visitors' register, and the Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, has a Confederate veterans file.
  18. Boise Idaho Veterans Home at http://www.veteransareheroes.com/BoiseVetHomes.aspx (accessed 2 December 2009).
  19. A.T. Andreas, History of Chicago: from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (Chicago: A.T. Andreas, 1884-1886; Digitized by BYU Family History Archives) 2:310-13.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Ancestry.com, "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938" in Ancestry.com at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1200 (accessed 29 December 2009).
  21. University of Illinois at Chicago, University Library, "Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War: An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago" in Special Collections Finding Aids at http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/findingaids/DUVf.html (accessed 31 December 2009).
  22. University of Illinois at Chicago, University Library, "Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War: An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago" in Special Collections Finding Aids at http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/findingaids/DUVf.html (accessed 31 December 2009). Mission statement, by-laws, policies, deeds, correspondence, reports, bank accounts, audits, newspaper articles, and cemetery company documents.
  23. Illinois Veterans' Home [Internet site] at http://www.quincynet.com/ivh/ (accessed 30 December 2009).
  24. Illinois State Archives, "Record Group 259.000 - Illinois Veterans' Home" [online record group description] at http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/di/259__002.htm (accessed 30 December 2009). Includes admissions 1887-1967, case files 1887-1963, womens' admissions 1908-1967, womens' case files 1910-1940, case records 1877-1950, first admissions 1920-1940, hospital admissions 1950-1951, furloughs 1934-1942, and journal 1898-1900.
  25. Oakwood Cemetery Association of Wilmington, Illinois, "Soldiers' Widows' Home," in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Illinois at http://wilmingtonil-oakwood.com/2.htm (accessed 4 December 2009).
  26. Illinois State Archives, "Record Group 260.000 - Illinois Soldiers' Widows' Home" [online record group description] at http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/di/260__002.htm (accessed 30 December 2009). Includes admissions 1896-1960, resident card file 1895-1961, deaths 1902-1954, journal 1903-1961, record book 1960-1963, and 21 photos.
  27. National Archives, "Records of Soldiers Homes at the National Archives-Great Lakes Region" in News from the National Archives-Great Lakes Region (November 2007) at http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/archives/newsletter/07-november.pdf (accessed 31 December 2009).
  28. Friends of the Indiana State Archives, "Indiana State Soldiers' Home" in Friends of the Indiana State Archives Archives Collections at http://www.fisa-in.org/news/articles/soldiers_home.html (accessed 1 January 2010).
  29. Friends of the Indiana State Archives, "Indiana State Soldiers' Home" in Friends of the Indiana State Archives Archives Collections at http://www.fisa-in.org/news/articles/soldiers_home.html (accessed 1 January 2010).
  30. "Iowa Veterans' Home" at http://ivh.iowa.gov/ (accessed 1 January 2010).
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