Arkansas, Confederate Soldier Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Confederate Records
Collection years 1890-1963
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains images of files of Confederate veterans who were inmates of the Arkansas Confederate Home in Little Rock. The files were acquired from the Arkansas State History Commission and are arranged alphabetically. The collection includes records from 1890 to 1963.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records may contain any of the following:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Names and residences of spouse and children, if any
  • Residence at time of application
  • Parent's names
  • Details of military service
  • Financial condition
  • Physical condition
  • Death date and place
  • Age at time of death
  • Cause of death

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the soldier.
  • The birth date of the soldier.
  • The residence of the soldier.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Surname Range" category which will take you to the images

Look at the images one by one 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. 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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor in the soldier home records, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the residence to search for census records.
  • Use the spouse's name to search for marriage records.
  • Use the name and service information to obtain all military records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also search for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of other soldier homes.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Arkansas, Confederate Soldier Home, 1890-1963.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock.

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.

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