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==== Union Veterans’ and Lineage Society Records  ====
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== Union Veterans’ and Lineage Society Records  ==
  
'''The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).''' This was the major veterans’ organization after the war. It reached its largest membership in the 1890s with about 400,000 members. Below is a published history of the organization with biographical sketches of national and state officials:
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=== The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). ===
  
*Beath, Robert B. [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=548832&disp=History+of+the+Grand+Army+of+the+Republi%20%20&columns=*,0,0 ''History of the Grand Army of the Republic.'' New York], New York: Bryan, Taylor & Company, 1889. (FHL book 973 M2bea; film 1320710 item 2.)
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This was the major veterans’ organization after the war. It reached its largest membership in the 1890s with about 400,000 members. Below is a published history of the organization with biographical sketches of national and state officials:
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=548832&disp=History+of+the+Grand+Army+of+the+Republi%20%20&columns=*,0,0 ''History of the Grand Army of the Republic]''
  
 
By 1890, about 40 percent of Union veterans were members of the Grand Army of the Republic. The descriptive books of each GAR post usually indicate each member’s name, age, birthplace, residence, occupation, and enlistment and discharge information. Records of GAR posts and of other veterans’ organizations may be found in historical societies, state archives, and state libraries. The Family History Library has records for:  
 
By 1890, about 40 percent of Union veterans were members of the Grand Army of the Republic. The descriptive books of each GAR post usually indicate each member’s name, age, birthplace, residence, occupation, and enlistment and discharge information. Records of GAR posts and of other veterans’ organizations may be found in historical societies, state archives, and state libraries. The Family History Library has records for:  
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To find specific microfilm numbers, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
 
To find specific microfilm numbers, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
[STATE] ‑ SOCIETIES
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=== Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861–65 ===
  
The following publications contain deaths of GAR members:  
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This organization was established in 1885. The address of their library and museum is:  
  
*Concannon, Marie. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=678232&disp=Grand+Army+of+the+Republic%2C+Missouri+D%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Grand Army of the Republic, Missouri Division, Index to Death Rolls 1882–1940: Taken from the Proceedings of the Annual Encampments].'' Columbia, Missouri: State Historical Society of Missouri, 1995. (FHL book 977.8 M22c.) Entries list name, post number and location, age at death, and the year and page numbers in which the death was reported.
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Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War<br>503 South Walnut Street<br>Springfield, IL 62704<br>Telephone: 217-544-0616<br>Website: [http://www.duvcw.org/ Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War]  
*Myers, Jane, compiler. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47538&disp=Honor+roll+of+Oregon+Grand+Army+of+the+R%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Honor Roll of Oregon Grand Army of the Republic, 1881–1935: Deaths [sic] Reported in Oregon of Members of the GAR, Extracted from Proceedings of the Annual Encampments of the Department of Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic]''. Cottage Grove, Oregon: Cottage Grove Genealogical Society, 1980. (FHL book 979.5 A1 no. 53.) Alphabetically arranged. Entries contain the name of the veteran, company, regiment, date of death, and GAR post number in Oregon.
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'''Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War , 1861–65.''' This organization was established in 1885. The address of their library and museum is:
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=== Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War ===
  
'''[http://www.duvcw.org/ Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War ]<br>'''503 South Walnut Street<br>Springfield, IL 62704<br>Telephone: 217-544-0616
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Established in 1881, the [http://suvcw.org/ Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War] has no permanent headquarters. The society has a grave registration committee. Check the current edition of the Encyclopedia of Associations described in&nbsp;[[Veterans' and Lineage Society Records|Veterans' and&nbsp;Lineage Society Records]]&nbsp;within the “Types of Military Records” on the Portal:United States Military Records.  
 
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'''[http://suvcw.org/ Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War] .''' Established in 1881, this society has no permanent headquarters. The society has a grave registration committee. Check the current edition of the Encyclopedia of Associations described in&nbsp;[[Veterans' and Lineage Society Records|Veterans' and&nbsp;Lineage Society Records]]&nbsp;within the “Types of Military Records” on the Portal:United States Military Records.  
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This site includes a history of the organization, membership information, coming events, a Civil War ancestor registration project, grave registration project, state department (chapter) web sites, and links to other related genealogical web sites.  
 
This site includes a history of the organization, membership information, coming events, a Civil War ancestor registration project, grave registration project, state department (chapter) web sites, and links to other related genealogical web sites.  
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The society publishes the following:  
 
The society publishes the following:  
  
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=973+H25ba The Banner: The Journal of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War]''. Dwight, Illinois: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War , 1897–. (FHL book 973 H25ba.)
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*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=973+H25ba The Banner: The Journal of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War]''
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*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=693776&disp=Sons+of+Union+Veterans+of+the+Civil+War%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War]'' - A history of the society and a roster of some current members.  
  
For a published history of the society and a roster of some current members see:
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=== Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) ===
  
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=693776&disp=Sons+of+Union+Veterans+of+the+Civil+War%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War]''. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing, 1996. (FHL book 973 C4suv.)
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This society was organized by officers of the Union Army in 1865. Their website has announcements, membership requirements, and national and state organization information.  
  
'''[http://www.suvcw.org/mollus/mollus.htm/ Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)].''' This society was organized by officers of the Union Army in 1865.
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MOLLUS<br>1805 Pine Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19103<br>Telephone: 215-546-2425<br>Website: [http://www.suvcw.org/mollus/mollus.htm/ MOLLUS]
  
Their address is:  
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A roster of the society members are located in:  
  
MOLLUS<br>1805 Pine Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19103<br>Telephone: 215-546-2425
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*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=259627&disp=Register+of+the+Military+order+of+the+lo++ Register of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States]''<br>Arranged alphabetically by name of officer, rank, unit of service, state, commandery or relationship to officer if heredity member
  
Their website has announcements, membership requirements, and national and state organization information.
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=== State Societies ===
  
A roster of the society members are located in:  
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The following publications contain deaths of GAR members:  
  
*Aubin, Joshua Harris. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=259627&disp=Register+of+the+Military+order+of+the+lo++ Register of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States]''. Boston, Massachusetts: Commandry of the State of Massachusetts, 1906. (FHL book 973 C4a; 908066 item 4.) Arranged alphabetically by name of officer, rank, unit of service, state, commandery or relationship to officer if heredity member.
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*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=678232&disp=Grand+Army+of+the+Republic%2C+Missouri+D%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Grand Army of the Republic, Missouri Division, Index to Death Rolls 1882–1940...]''<br> Entries list name, post number and location, age at death, and the year and page numbers in which the death was reported.
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*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47538&disp=Honor+roll+of+Oregon+Grand+Army+of+the+R%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Honor roll of Oregon Grand Army of the Republic, 1881-1935...]''<br>Alphabetically arranged. Entries contain the name of the veteran, company, regiment, date of death, and GAR post number in Oregon.
  
 
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Union Veterans’ and Lineage Society Records

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).

This was the major veterans’ organization after the war. It reached its largest membership in the 1890s with about 400,000 members. Below is a published history of the organization with biographical sketches of national and state officials:

By 1890, about 40 percent of Union veterans were members of the Grand Army of the Republic. The descriptive books of each GAR post usually indicate each member’s name, age, birthplace, residence, occupation, and enlistment and discharge information. Records of GAR posts and of other veterans’ organizations may be found in historical societies, state archives, and state libraries. The Family History Library has records for:

  • Iowa (FHL 69 films).
  • Michigan (FHL 76 films).
  • Nebraska (FHL 2 films).
  • Oregon (FHL film 2167206).
  • South Dakota (FHL film 1598224, item 1.)
  • Utah (FHL 2 films).

To find specific microfilm numbers, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861–65

This organization was established in 1885. The address of their library and museum is:

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
503 South Walnut Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Telephone: 217-544-0616
Website: Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Established in 1881, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War has no permanent headquarters. The society has a grave registration committee. Check the current edition of the Encyclopedia of Associations described in Veterans' and Lineage Society Records within the “Types of Military Records” on the Portal:United States Military Records.

This site includes a history of the organization, membership information, coming events, a Civil War ancestor registration project, grave registration project, state department (chapter) web sites, and links to other related genealogical web sites.

The society publishes the following:

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)

This society was organized by officers of the Union Army in 1865. Their website has announcements, membership requirements, and national and state organization information.

MOLLUS
1805 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: 215-546-2425
Website: MOLLUS

A roster of the society members are located in:

State Societies

The following publications contain deaths of GAR members: