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Record Description

This collection includes records from 1889-1930. The records include a card index from the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. The veterans were from Union troops throughout the United States.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Ohio, Veterans Home Deaths and Burials, 1889-1930” Index and images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Center for Archival Collections. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following:

  • Name of veteran
  • County of residence if known
  • Organization where served
  • Death date
  • Disposition of the body
  • If buried, where
  • Cemetery record includes grave number, book number and page of record
  • War served in
  • Remarks such as age or cause of death

How to Use the Record

To search the collection it is helpful to know

  • Name of the veteran
  • Identifying information such as the death date

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

Once you have located your ancestor’s card, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the death date to obtain a state death certificate which usually contains birth information.
  • Use the age to calculate the birth year.
  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the name and county of residence to find the family in census records.
  • Use the name and county of residence to locate church and land records.
  • Use the military information to obtain a copy of service records from the National Archives.
  • Use the burial information to search for cemetery and funeral records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • 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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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“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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