Georgia Confederate Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Confederate Home Records
Collection years 1901-1930
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What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of an index and images of registers of Confederate veterans who were inmates of the home in Atlanta during the years 1901 to 1930. Volume contents includes name, occupation, county of residence, date of birth, date and place entered military service, rank, company, regiment, when and where wounded, when and where taken prisoner of war, when and where put on specific detail, when and where separated from service, commanding officers, rank, branch of service, age upon admission to home, date entered home, relatives, date of death or discharge, date and place of burial. Records are located at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Atlanta. Volume 3,1927-1930 is not available in this collection.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930.

Collection Content

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. These images can be viewed at the Family History Library or a Family History Center near you.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The forms ask for the following information but the information found varies between records.

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Date and place entered military service
  • Rank
  • Military engagements (battles)
  • Date and place of injuries
  • When and where taken prisoner
  • When and where assigned to special details
  • Officer assigning the special details and why assigned to the detail
  • Where and when service ended (may also include why ended)
  • Commanding officers
  • Branch of service
  • Record date
  • Age at the time of record
  • Remarks

The records may also include:

  • Company and regiment
  • Date of death or military discharge
  • Date and place of burial

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name the confederate soldier.
  • The approximate age of the soldier.
  • The place where the soldier lived.
  • The year the soldier entered the home.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information 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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the images in the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Volume/Year" category which takes you to the images.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s Civil War service record, 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 rank, military service, battles fought. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads in service and pension records about your ancestor.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names, abbreviations of the names and nicknames.
  • Search the indexes and records of other military 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:

“Georgia Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA.

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 Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930.

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