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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection includes records from 1861-1865.
  
 
The collection consists of approximately 650,000 vouchers and other documents pertaining to goods and services rendered to the Confederate Government by individuals and businesses. The collection is arranged alphabetically in over 350,000 jackets. The collection is located in RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M346. The index is courtesy of&nbsp;Fold3 (formerly Footnote).  
 
The collection consists of approximately 650,000 vouchers and other documents pertaining to goods and services rendered to the Confederate Government by individuals and businesses. The collection is arranged alphabetically in over 350,000 jackets. The collection is located in RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M346. The index is courtesy of&nbsp;Fold3 (formerly Footnote).  
  
Most of these documents were created or received by the Confederate War and Treasury Departments. After the Civil War they were in the custody of the US War Department. These were later assembled by the Confederate Archives Division of the Adjutant General’s Office and used to establish the disloyalty of claimants seeking restitution after the war.&nbsp;
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Most of these documents were created or received by the Confederate War and Treasury Departments. After the Civil War they were in the custody of the US War Department. These were later assembled by the Confederate Archives Division of the Adjutant General’s Office and used to establish the disloyalty of claimants seeking restitution after the war.  
  
The records cover the years 1861 to 1865.&nbsp;
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The records were created to document services and goods which aided the Confederate cause. The records are generally reliable.
  
The records were created to document services and goods which aided the Confederate cause.
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== Collection Content ==
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
The records are generally reliable.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->"The Citizens File of Confederate Papers." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : 2012. <!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[United States, Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
The index includes the following information:  
 
The index includes the following information:  
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*NARA Roll Number
 
*NARA Roll Number
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the person, including nicknames or alias names.
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*The approximate date of service.
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*The residence of the soldier.
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
 
  
*The name of the person, including nicknames or alias names
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1937233?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
*The approximate date
 
*The residence
 
  
==== Check the surname index  ====
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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.
  
Name indexes make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned. Search the index for your ancestor. If you find you ancestor’s name in the index, make note of the page or image number listed.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Using the Information ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
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. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
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When you have located your ancestor’s Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
  
The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Use the name, date, and place or residence, to find the ancestor or family in census records.  
 
*Use the name, date, and place or residence, to find the ancestor or family in census records.  
 
*Use the place or residence to locate church and land records.
 
*Use the place or residence to locate church and land records.
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
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*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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*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*Remember to search for all known names including nicknames and aliases
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor as they may be relatives.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.  
*Occupations or businesses may be leads to additional records such as bank or other military records.
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*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.
  
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
[http://www.civilwarhome.com/links8.htm Civil War Links]
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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.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing "Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms, 1861-1865." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com. NARA microfilm publication M346. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982.}} <br>
 
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*[[Confederate Citizens File|Confederate Citizens File]]
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
  
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Microfilm Publication M346. Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms. 1158 rolls.
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National Archives Identifier 2133274
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1861-1865.

The collection consists of approximately 650,000 vouchers and other documents pertaining to goods and services rendered to the Confederate Government by individuals and businesses. The collection is arranged alphabetically in over 350,000 jackets. The collection is located in RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M346. The index is courtesy of Fold3 (formerly Footnote).

Most of these documents were created or received by the Confederate War and Treasury Departments. After the Civil War they were in the custody of the US War Department. These were later assembled by the Confederate Archives Division of the Adjutant General’s Office and used to establish the disloyalty of claimants seeking restitution after the war.

The records were created to document services and goods which aided the Confederate cause. The records are generally reliable.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The index includes the following information:

  • Name of Individual
  • Business Name
  • State
  • Document Number
  • Document Type (Citizen or Business)
  • Fold3 (Footnote) ID
  • NARA Roll Number

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person, including nicknames or alias names.
  • The approximate date of service.
  • The residence of the soldier.


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. 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 article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the name, date, and place or residence, to find the ancestor or family in census records.
  • Use the place or residence to locate church and land records.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

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:

"United States, Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing "Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms, 1861-1865." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com. NARA microfilm publication M346. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982.


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 United States, Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.