United States, Mexican War Pension Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
this Colection will include records from 1887 to 1926.
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This Colection will include records from 1887 to 1926.  
  
 
The collection consists of a card index to Mexican War pension files located at the National Archives for service between 1846 and 1848. The records are a part of RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration and is NARA microfilm publication T317. The event date and place represent the earliest filing of either the veteran or widow.  
 
The collection consists of a card index to Mexican War pension files located at the National Archives for service between 1846 and 1848. The records are a part of RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration and is NARA microfilm publication T317. The event date and place represent the earliest filing of either the veteran or widow.  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Surname Range, Volume Number" category which takes you to the images<br>
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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*Name
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*Parish of residence
  
To search for your ancestors in the index you will need to know their full names. Check the index for the surname and then the given name. If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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==== Search the Collection ====
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To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name 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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To search the collection image by image Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page. Next select the "Surname Range, Volume Number" category which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
Compare the information in the record 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.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at
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[http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
  
When you have located your ancestor’s 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. This information will often lead you to other records.
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==== Using the Information ====
  
'''For example:'''
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When you have located your ancestor’s 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. This information will often lead you to other records. For example:  
  
 
*The application or certificate number will lead you to the full pension record.  
 
*The application or certificate number will lead you to the full pension record.  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
"United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926:" &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (htps://familysearch.org: accessed 8 February 2011). r Michael Mendez, Nov. 30, 1888; citing Pension Records, Mendenhall, William - Ott, William J, v. 8, Image 38; National Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C., United States.  
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"United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926:" &nbsp;images, ''FamilySearch'' (htps://familysearch.org: accessed 8 February 2011). r Michael Mendez, Nov. 30, 1888; citing Pension Records, Mendenhall, William - Ott, William J, v. 8, Image 38; National Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C., United States.  
  
 
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Revision as of 18:40, 28 November 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This Colection will include records from 1887 to 1926.

The collection consists of a card index to Mexican War pension files located at the National Archives for service between 1846 and 1848. The records are a part of RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration and is NARA microfilm publication T317. The event date and place represent the earliest filing of either the veteran or widow.

For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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.

Adjutant General's Office. United States, Mexican War Pension Index. National Archives, Washington D.C.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

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  • Name of Soldier
  • Name of spouse (sometimes)
  • Rank
  • Date enlisted and discharged
  • Additional Services
  • Date of Filing
  • Class
  • Application Number
  • Certificate Number
  • File Number
  • Filing date

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Parish of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name 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.

To search the collection image by image Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page. Next select the "Surname Range, Volume Number" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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 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. This information will often lead you to other records. For example:

  • The application or certificate number will lead you to the full pension record.
  • The enlistment date and branch of service will lead you to the military service record.
  • The service information may lead to a death or cemetery record.
  • The bounty land information may lead you to a land grant record.
  • The name and class of dependents can help you compile a family record.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

US Mexican War Pension Records

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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

"United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926:"  images, FamilySearch (htps://familysearch.org: accessed 8 February 2011). r Michael Mendez, Nov. 30, 1888; citing Pension Records, Mendenhall, William - Ott, William J, v. 8, Image 38; National Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C., United States.