Ohio, Grave Registrations of Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Ohio, United States
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Location of Ohio
Record Description
Record Type Grave Registrations
Collection years 1810-1955
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains a name index of soldiers buried in Ohio. These index cards were compiled by the Ohio Adjutant General's Office. The card index includes soldiers from the Revolutionary War to World War II. This collection covers the years 1810 to 1955.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Grave registration cards may include the following information:

  • Full name of the veteran
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Enlistment date, branch of service, unit, and rank
  • Next of kin and relationship
  • Address of the deceased at the time of death

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased veteran.
  • The place where the veteran lived.
  • The approximate birth and death date of the veteran.
  • The names of other family members and their relationships.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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. 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 video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the death information to locate death certificates and mortuary records.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the names. Also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Some cards may also have been filed by given name rather than surname.
  • Some cards may have been misfiled due to a misinterpretation of the handwriting on old cemetery records.
  • Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby localities or other states.

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.  

"Ohio, Grave Registrations of Soldiers, 1810-1955" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Ohio Adjutant General's Office. Columbus, Ohio.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.

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