Ohio, Soldier Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|Access the Records|
Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919 .
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|Ohio, United States|
|Flag of Ohio|
|Location of Ohio|
|Record Type||Soldier Home Records|
What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of images of admission records of veterans to the state soldier home in Sandusky for the years 1888 to 1919. Acquired from the state archives, historical society in Columbus. The collection is arranged by admission number.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919.|
A national soldiers' home was also located in Dayton. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Central Branch (Dayton,Ohio)
Soldier home records may include the following information:
- 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
- Age and physical description
- Marital status
- Name and address of nearest relative
- Date and cause of death
- Pension information
- Place of burial
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The full name of your ancestor
- Identifying information such as admission number or dates of residence.
Search the Collection
To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Admission Number and Year Range" which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by 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. 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’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.
- Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
- 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.
- 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.
What If I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For?
- Look for variant spellings of the surnames. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Ohio, Military Records items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Ohio Archives and Libraries.|
How You Can Contribute
| We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
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, Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Ohio Historical Society, Columbus.
|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 Ohio, Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919.|