FamilySearch Indexing: US Veterans Pension Cards, 1907-1933, Overview
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Description and Characteristics of This Project
- The Veterans Pension Cards are payments made from 1907 to 1933 to veterans and their dependents.
- The Veterans Pension Cards were handwritten or typed on four types of forms (or cards): Invalids, Widows, Dependents, and Minors.
- The cards are very similar.
- On the Invalid and Minor cards, the name of the veteran is listed first.
- On the Widow and Dependent cards, the recipient’s name is listed first and the veteran's name is listed farther down on the card.
- The back of the card lists pension rates and records of individual payments. This side of the card will not be indexed and should be marked as a No Extractable Data Image— Example.
- Records are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the recipient, veteran, or dependent, except that cards with Indian names were filmed alphabetically at the beginning of the respective letter of the alphabet.
- Each batch includes up to 20 images.
- Each image contains two cards, and the two cards are sometimes for the same individual.
- Highlights are not available for this project.
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