United States, Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

The records are for applications processed during the years 1925 to 1941.

Record Description

This collection consists of applications for headstones (over 290,000) received and processed by the Cemeterial/Memorial Division (NARA publication M1916). The records are part of the Record Group 92 Records of the Quartermaster General. Most of the applications are for the Civil War and later, some may apply to earlier wars. Approximately 10% of the forms will have two images. The applications are arranged in alphabetical order by surname, then first name.

Record Content

Applications include all or part of the following:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Company
  • Regiment
  • Division
  • Date of death
  • Name of cemetery with city and state of location
  • Name of person making application and address

Additional information from a later revision of the form includes:

  • Religion
  • Dates of enlistment and discharge
  • Veteran's pension number
  • Serial number

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  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023

Sources of Information for This Collection

United States. Quartermaster General. Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Record Group 92, NARA publication M1916. United States. Federal Archives and Records Center. Washington D.C.