Ohio, Veterans Home Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1889-1930
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes ra card index from the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, for the years 1889 to 1930. The veterans were from Union troops throughout the United States.

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

Collection Content

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

These records usually contain the following:

  • Name of veteran
  • County of residence if known
  • Organization where served
  • Death date
  • Disposition of the body
  • If buried, where
  • Cemetery record includes grave number, book number and page of record
  • War served in
  • Remarks such as age or cause of death

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the veteran.
  • The death date of the veteran.
  • The death place of the veteran.
  • The names of 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Once you have located your ancestor’s burial card, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any 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 death date to obtain a state death certificate which usually contains birth information.
  • Use the age to calculate the birth year.
  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the name and county of residence to find the family in census records.
  • Use the name and county of residence to locate church and land records.
  • Use the military information to obtain a copy of service records from the National Archives.
  • Use the burial information to search for cemetery and funeral records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

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:

“Ohio, Veterans Home Deaths and Burials, 1889-1930.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Center for Archival Collections. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green.

Image citation:

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

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