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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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 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;
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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. The records cover the years 1866 through 1938.
  
These records cover the years 1866 through 1938.&nbsp;
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The records were created to keep track of the disabled war veterans who were being housed and provided for in the Homes. They are generally reliable and a great place to research Civil War veterans.  
  
These records were created to keep track of the disabled war veterans who were being housed and provided for in the Homes.
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These records are generally reliable and a great place to research Civil War veterans.
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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].
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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 Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation
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| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Veterans Administration. United States, National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. National Archives, Washington D.C.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
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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  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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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Information found in this collection may include:  
  
*Name of disabled veteran
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*Name of disabled veteran  
 
*Time and place of enlistment  
 
*Time and place of enlistment  
*Rank, company and regiment in which served
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*Rank, company and regiment in which served  
 
*Time and place of discharge  
 
*Time and place of discharge  
*Nature of disability
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*Nature of disability  
 
*Date admitted to home  
 
*Date admitted to home  
 
*Birthplace  
 
*Birthplace  
*Age and physical description
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*Age and physical description  
 
*Religion  
 
*Religion  
*Occupation
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*Occupation  
 
*Residence  
 
*Residence  
 
*Marital status  
 
*Marital status  
 
*Name and address of nearest relative  
 
*Name and address of nearest relative  
*Date and cause of death
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*Date and cause of death  
 
*Pension information  
 
*Pension information  
 
*Place of burial
 
*Place of burial
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*Approximate dates of service
 
*Approximate dates of service
  
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" category which takes you to the images<br>
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
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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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 those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
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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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Soldier Home" <br> ⇒Select "Home Index or Register No." which takes you to the images
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors 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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With either search 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.
  
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 tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
For example:  
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=== Using the Information  ===
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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:  
  
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
 
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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*Use the death date to search for death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
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*It may 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.
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*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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=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[[National Homes for Disabled Soldiers|National Homes for Disabled Soldiers]]  
 
*[[National Homes for Disabled Soldiers|National Homes for Disabled Soldiers]]  
*[[US Military Old Soldiers Home Records|US Military Old Soldiers Home Records]]  
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*[[US Military Old Soldiers Home Records|US Military Old Soldier Home Records]] lists known federal and state soldier homes; cites records.
 
*[[United States, Records of Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[United States, Records of Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
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.  
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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.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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'''Collection Citation'''<br>
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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. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.}} <br><br>
  
"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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Latest revision as of 20:54, 24 March 2015

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. The records cover the years 1866 through 1938.

The records were created to keep track of the disabled war veterans who were being housed and provided for in the Homes. They are generally reliable and a great place to research Civil War veterans.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • 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

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 those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image.
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Soldier Home"
⇒Select "Home Index or Register No." which takes you to the images Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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:

  • 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.
  • Use the death date to search for death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
  • It may 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.
  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Related Websites

The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

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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

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

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 United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, National Homes For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938.


 

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