Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Federal Archives and Records Center. "Andersonville Prison Records". NARA publication microfilm publication number M1303 United States Federal Archives and Records Center, Washington, DC.

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Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

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How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Document Type” ⇒Select the “Volume, description, date range, number or letter range.” which takes you to the images.

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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Union Prisoner of War Records

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection


“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.

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