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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona, United States Genealogy|Arizona]]''
  
== Record Description  ==
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| record_type = Civil War
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| start_year = 1861
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Confederate Service Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1]]
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://www.civilwarsoldiersearch.com/confederate-service-records.html Civil War Soldier Search] 
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This Collection will include records from 1861 to 1865.<br>
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This is an index to compiled service records for Confederate soldiers from Arizona. The records indexed are from the National Archives and Records Administration publication M318. Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. The records in this collection are for the years 1861 to 1865.&nbsp; This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.  
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This is an index to compiled service records for Confederate soldiers from Arizona for the years 1861 to 1865. The records indexed are from the National Archives and Records Administration publication M318.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Collection Contents ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Conferedate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Arizona." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.}}
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This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Sample Images ==
  
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
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These records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
  
 
*Soldier's name  
 
*Soldier's name  
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*Military branch
 
*Military branch
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
'''To search this collection using the index:'''
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
  
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.
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*Name of the soldier
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*Identifying information such age or military unit of service
  
Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Keep in mind that 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. When you have located your ancestor’s service 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.
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
'''For example:'''  
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'''To search the collection by name:'''<br>Fill in the requested information in the boxes 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:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*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.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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=== What do I do Next? ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s service 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. For example:
  
 
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*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.  
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*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church and land records.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
 
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*[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/civil.html Civil War in Arizona]
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*[http://www.civilwarsoldiersearch.com/confederate-service-records.html Civil War Soldier Search] - Confederate Service Records
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*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.footnote.com/ Footnote] $ Compiled service records for Confederate Soldiers from Arizona.
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $ Searchable Civil War service records.
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*[http://www.discoverseaz.com/History/Civil_War.html The Civil War in Arizona / New Mexico Territory]&nbsp; A brief history of Arizona in the Civil War.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]]
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*[[Arizona|Arizona]]
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*[[Arizona Military Records|Arizona Military Records]]
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*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1|United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1]]
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*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2|United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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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.
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Conferedate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Arizona." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.}} <br><br>
  
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What is in the Collection?

This is an index to compiled service records for Confederate soldiers from Arizona for the years 1861 to 1865. The records indexed are from the National Archives and Records Administration publication M318.

Collection Contents

Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.

This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.

Sample Images

These records are in individual files which usually include the following:

  • Soldier's name
  • Dates of service
  • Age
  • Military unit
  • Military branch

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the soldier
  • Identifying information such age or military unit of service

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes 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 on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

What do I do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s service 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. For example:

  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.
  • If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.

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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.

Collection Citation:

"Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Conferedate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Arizona." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.

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 Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865.