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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1861 to 1865.<br>
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This is an index to compiled service records for Confederate soldiers from Arizona. It covers the years 1861 to 1865. The records indexed are from the National Archives and Records Administration publication M318. Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. The records in this collection are for the years 1861 to 1865. This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.  
 
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This is an index to compiled service records for Confederate soldiers from Arizona. The records indexed are from the National Archives and Records Administration publication M318. Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. The records in this collection are for the years 1861 to 1865.&nbsp; This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Conferedate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Arizona." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.}}
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
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These records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
  
 
*Soldier's name  
 
*Soldier's name  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
'''To search this collection using the index:'''
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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*Name of the soldier
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*Identifying information such age or military unit of service
  
Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Keep in mind that even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned. When you have located your ancestor’s service 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.
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
'''For example:'''
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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=== Using the Information  ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s service 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. For example:  
  
 
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.  
*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church and land records.  
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*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church and land records.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.  
 
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Arizona, Civil War|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Arizona Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]].}}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.civilwarsoldiersearch.com/confederate-service-records.html Civil War Soldier Search] - Confederate Service Records  
 
*[http://www.civilwarsoldiersearch.com/confederate-service-records.html Civil War Soldier Search] - Confederate Service Records  
 
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;  
*[http://www.footnote.com/ Footnote] $ Compiled service records for Confederate Soldiers from Arizona.  
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*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3] $ Compiled service records for Confederate Soldiers from Arizona.  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $ Searchable Civil War service records.  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $ Searchable Civil War service records.  
 
*[http://www.discoverseaz.com/History/Civil_War.html The Civil War in Arizona / New Mexico Territory]&nbsp; A brief history of Arizona in the Civil War.
 
*[http://www.discoverseaz.com/History/Civil_War.html The Civil War in Arizona / New Mexico Territory]&nbsp; A brief history of Arizona in the Civil War.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]]  
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*[[Confederate Service Records]]  
*[[Arizona|Arizona]]  
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*[[Arizona Genealogy]]  
*[[Arizona Military Records|Arizona Military Records]]  
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*[[Arizona Military Records]]  
*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1|United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1]]  
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*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1]]  
*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2|United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2]]
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*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2]]
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Latest revision as of 14:39, 11 June 2015

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Contents

Record Description

This is an index to compiled service records for Confederate soldiers from Arizona. It covers the years 1861 to 1865. The records indexed are from the National Archives and Records Administration publication M318. Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. The records in this collection are for the years 1861 to 1865. This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.

Record Content

These records are in individual files which usually include the following:

  • Soldier's name
  • Dates of service
  • Age
  • Military unit
  • Military branch

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the soldier
  • Identifying information such age or military unit of service

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s service 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. For example:

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.

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Related Wiki Articles

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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:

"Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Conferedate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Arizona." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865.

 

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