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== Record Description  ==
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| title=Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865 
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.nps.gov/ande/learn/historyculture/documenting_union_pows.htm National Park Service Documenting Prisoners of War held at Andersonville]
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| RW_URL_02 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597573?q=andersonville National Archives Registers of Federal Prisoners Confined at Andersonville Prison, Georgia]
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| RW_URL_03 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597579?q=andersonville National Archives List of Funds Claimed by Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville Prison,Georgia]
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| RW_URL_04 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597575?q=andersonville National Archives Statements of Money Claimed by Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville Prison, Georgia]
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This collection contains images of records of Federal (Union) prisoners of war confined at Andersonville prison 1864-1865. The collection consists of prison hospital admissions, death and burial records, registers of prison departures, prisoner claims for reimbursements, and consolidated monthly reports. This collection is NARA microfilm publication M1303 and is from Record Group 249 Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners.  
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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Camp Sumter of Andersonville was built beginning in 1864 and was in operation just over a year. During that time 45,000 Union solders were imprisoned with 13,000 deaths.
  
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2019835/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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This collection contains images of records of Federal (Union) prisoners of war confined at Andersonville prison 1862-1865. The collection consists of prison hospital admissions, death and burial records, registers of prison departures, prisoner claims for reimbursements, and consolidated monthly reports. This collection is NARA microfilm publication M1303 and is from Record Group 249 Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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Record collections from Record Group 249 in National Archives Microfilm Publication M1303
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597573 Registers of Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597574 Registers of Federal Prisoners of War Admitted to the Hospital]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597575 Statements of Money Claimed by Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597579 List of Funds Claimed by Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597581 Consolidated Monthly Reports of Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597583 Register of Federal Prisoners of War Admitted to the Hospital]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597584 Registers of Deaths and Burials of Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597586 Registers of Deceased Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597590 Lists of Deceased Federal Prisoners of War]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/597595 Partial Name Index to Records of Federal Prisoners of War Interred]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/617230 Morning Reports of Federal Prisoners of War]
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1303. Washington D.C.: National Archives, n.d.}}  
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== Record Content  ==
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==What Can these Records Tell Me?==
  
'''The key genealogical facts vary in these records. However, they generally include the following:'''
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The records generally include the following:  
 
 
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*Name of prisoner  
 
*Name of prisoner  
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*Reason for entry in the repost, list, or ledger
 
*Reason for entry in the repost, list, or ledger
  
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'''Depending on the list,''' the following information may also be included:  
  
 
*Birth date and place  
 
*Birth date and place  
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*Release or transfer date
 
*Release or transfer date
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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==Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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To begin your search you will need to know the full name of the soldier and some other identifying information such as age, birth, or death date.  
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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=== To Browse Images of the Records ===
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#Check the indexes at the beginning or end.  If your ancestor is in the index write down the page numbers listed for your ancestor so that you can then quickly turn to those pages.
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#Go to the collection '''[https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2019835/waypoints browse page].'''
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#Select the Document Type
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#Select the Volume, description, date, and range
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#Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person.  
  
If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. You may also want to search the records of other prisons.
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Document Type" <br>⇒Select the "Volume, description, date, and range" which takes you to the images<br>
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Georgia Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
==== Using the Information ====
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Georgia, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Georgia Archives and Libraries]].
  
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. For example:
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== Related Digital Books ==
  
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.  
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220563&from=fhd Iowa Monuments Rolls of Iowa Soldiers Buried at Andersonville]
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE5952054&from=fhd FamilySearch Digital Books Pennsylvania at Andersonville]
*Use the birth date or age along with the prior residence, enlistment place, or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.  
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2110108&from=fhd FamilySearch Digital Books Report of the Michigan Andersonville Monument Commission]
*Place of enlistment or previous residence may lead to other military or pension records. Be aware that Confederate pensions were awarded by the individual states.  
 
*Prisoners who enlisted in the United States military may have service records or pensions from the United States.
 
  
You may also find these search tips helpful:
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== Citing this Collection  ==
  
*Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.  
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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.
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1303. Washington D.C.: National Archives, n.d.}} <br><br>
  
== Related Websites  ==
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Union Prisoner of War Records]]
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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“Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2019835/waypoints Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
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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Record Type Prisoner of War Records
Record Group RG 249: Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners
Collection years 1864-1865
Microfilm Publication M1303. Selected Records of the War Department Commissary General of Prisoners Relating to Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville, GA, 1864-65.
National Archives Identifier 576
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What is in the Collection?

Camp Sumter of Andersonville was built beginning in 1864 and was in operation just over a year. During that time 45,000 Union solders were imprisoned with 13,000 deaths.

This collection contains images of records of Federal (Union) prisoners of war confined at Andersonville prison 1862-1865. The collection consists of prison hospital admissions, death and burial records, registers of prison departures, prisoner claims for reimbursements, and consolidated monthly reports. This collection is NARA microfilm publication M1303 and is from Record Group 249 Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners.

Record collections from Record Group 249 in National Archives Microfilm Publication M1303

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The records generally include the following:

  • Name of prisoner
  • Date of entry in the report, list, or ledger
  • Reason for entry in the repost, list, or ledger

Depending on the list, the following information may also be included:

  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Cause of death
  • Age
  • Physical description
  • Names of relatives or friends
  • Enlistment date and place
  • Last residence prior to enlistment
  • Monies exchanged
  • Release or transfer date

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

To Browse Images of the Records

  1. Check the indexes at the beginning or end. If your ancestor is in the index write down the page numbers listed for your ancestor so that you can then quickly turn to those pages.
  2. Go to the collection browse page.
  3. Select the Document Type
  4. Select the Volume, description, date, and range
  5. Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person.


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

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Georgia, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Related Digital Books

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, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1303. Washington D.C.: National Archives, n.d.

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, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865.


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