United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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These records cover the years 1866 through 1938.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
These are historical registers of veterans who resided&nbsp;in the&nbsp;twelve regional homes. Pages in the registers are divided into four parts for each veteran:  
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These are historical registers of veterans who resided in the twelve regional homes. Pages in the registers are divided into four parts for each veteran:  
  
 
*Military history  
 
*Military history  
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Home numbers 1-5064 from the home in Bath, New York, are not currently available.  
 
Home numbers 1-5064 from the home in Bath, New York, are not currently available.  
  
The collection is missing the registers for the Oregon home, it has a different format and will be added later.
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The National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was established on March 3, 1865, for volunteer soldiers who had received disabilities while serving in the Union forces in the Civil War. Initially, the Asylum, later called the Home, was planned to have three branches: the northeast, the central area north of the Ohio River, and the northwest (now the upper Midwest). Seven more branches were added between 1870 and 1907 as broader eligibility requirements allowed more Veterans to apply for admission. Veterans admitted into the Home were recorded in "Historical Registers," which were maintained at various branches. These registers are now at the National Archives in Record Group 15, Records of the Veterans Administration. A home number was assigned to each individual upon admission. The member retained his original number even if he was discharged and later readmitted to the branch.&nbsp;
  
=== Record Content  ===
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These records cover the years 1866 through 1938.&nbsp;
  
[[Image:United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (11-0312) DGS 4832551 7.jpg|thumb|right]]
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These records were created to keep track of the disabled war veterans who were being housed and provided for in the Homes.  
  
These records generally include the following information:
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These records are generally reliable and a great place to research Civil War veterans.
  
*Name  
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For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916230/waypoints Browse].
*Rank
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*Company
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*Regiment
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*Discharge
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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.
*When admitted to home  
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication T1749. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}
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[[United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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[[Image:United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (11-0312) DGS 4832551 7.jpg|thumb|right|United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (11-0312) DGS 4832551 7.jpg]]
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*Name of disabled veteran
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*Time and place of enlistment
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*Rank, company and regiment in which served
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*Time and place of discharge
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*Nature of disability
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*Date admitted to home  
 
*Birthplace  
 
*Birthplace  
*Age  
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*Age and physical description
 
*Religion  
 
*Religion  
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*Occupation
 
*Residence  
 
*Residence  
 
*Marital status  
 
*Marital status  
 
*Name and address of nearest relative  
 
*Name and address of nearest relative  
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*Date and cause of death
 
*Pension information  
 
*Pension information  
*Date and cause of death
 
 
*Place of burial
 
*Place of burial
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search you will need to know the full name of your ancestor.&nbsp;In addition, the following&nbsp;information will help you to match the correct records with your ancestor:  
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To begin your search you will need to know the full name of your ancestor. In addition, the following information will help you to match the correct records with your ancestor:  
  
 
*Rank  
 
*Rank  
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*Branch of the military  
 
*Branch of the military  
 
*Approximate dates of service
 
*Approximate dates of service
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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 "Name of Soldier Home"<br>⇒Select "Home Index or Register No." which takes you to the images<br>
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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.
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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:  
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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.  
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For example:  
  
 
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.  
 
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.  
 
*It may also be helpful to compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.
 
*It may also be helpful to compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
The National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was established on March 3, 1865, for volunteer soldiers who had received disabilities while serving in the Union forces in the Civil War. Initially, the Asylum, later called the Home, was planned to have three branches:&nbsp;the northeast,&nbsp;the central area north of the Ohio River, and&nbsp;the northwest (now the upper Midwest).&nbsp;Seven more branches were added&nbsp;between 1870 and 1907 as broader eligibility requirements allowed more Veterans to apply for admission. Veterans admitted into the Home were recorded in "Historical Registers," which were maintained at various branches. These registers are now at the National Archives in Record Group 15, Records of the Veterans Administration. A home number was assigned to each individual upon admission. The member retained his original number even if he was discharged and later readmitted to the branch.
 
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
 
These records were created to keep track of the disabled war veterans who were being housed and provided for in the Homes.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
These records are generally reliable and a great place to research Civil War veterans.
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
{{HR Known Issues|no message=}}Problem #1: Why are the images for the index not available?
 
 
Problem #2: Why can’t I see some of the images from the Roseburg, Oregon Home?<br>
 
 
Answer #1: The index for this collection will be released at a later date.
 
 
Answer #2: Some of the images for the Roseburg, Oregon Home were inadvertently left off. They will be released at a later date.<br>
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[United States, Records of Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[National Homes for Disabled Soldiers|National Homes for Disabled Soldiers]]
 
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*[[US Military Old Soldiers Home Records|US Military Old Soldiers Home Records]]
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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*[[United States, Records of Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections&nbsp; ==
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== Contributions to This Article ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.
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A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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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.
  
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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"United States, National Homes for Disable Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938" index and images ''FamilySearch,'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4X6-JQK&nbsp;: accessed 03 July 2012), Alfred G. Henderickson, 11 September 1899; citing United States Military Records, Federal Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C., United States.
  
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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]].  
  
 
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

These are historical registers of veterans who resided in the twelve regional homes. Pages in the registers are divided into four parts for each veteran:

  • Military history
  • Domestic history
  • Home history
  • General remarks

Home numbers 1-5064 from the home in Bath, New York, are not currently available.

The National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was established on March 3, 1865, for volunteer soldiers who had received disabilities while serving in the Union forces in the Civil War. Initially, the Asylum, later called the Home, was planned to have three branches: the northeast, the central area north of the Ohio River, and the northwest (now the upper Midwest). Seven more branches were added between 1870 and 1907 as broader eligibility requirements allowed more Veterans to apply for admission. Veterans admitted into the Home were recorded in "Historical Registers," which were maintained at various branches. These registers are now at the National Archives in Record Group 15, Records of the Veterans Administration. A home number was assigned to each individual upon admission. The member retained his original number even if he was discharged and later readmitted to the branch. 

These records cover the years 1866 through 1938. 

These records were created to keep track of the disabled war veterans who were being housed and provided for in the Homes.

These records are generally reliable and a great place to research Civil War veterans.

For a list of records by localities 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.

"United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication T1749. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (11-0312) DGS 4832551 7.jpg
  • Name of disabled veteran
  • Time and place of enlistment
  • Rank, company and regiment in which served
  • Time and place of discharge
  • Nature of disability
  • Date admitted to home
  • Birthplace
  • Age and physical description
  • Religion
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Marital status
  • Name and address of nearest relative
  • Date and cause of death
  • Pension information
  • Place of burial

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know the full name of your ancestor. In addition, the following information will help you to match the correct records with your ancestor:

  • Rank
  • Company
  • Regimant
  • Branch of the military
  • Approximate dates of service

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Name of Soldier Home"
⇒Select "Home Index or Register No." 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.

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.

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.

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:

  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.
  • It may also be helpful to compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.

Related Websites

The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"United States, National Homes for Disable Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938" index and images FamilySearch, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4X6-JQK&nbsp;: accessed 03 July 2012), Alfred G. Henderickson, 11 September 1899; citing United States Military Records, Federal Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C., United States.

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