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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1887 to 1942.
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This collection includes records from 1887 to 1942.  
  
 
This collection consists of two card indexes to widows who had applied for a pension renewal. The first covers service between1812-1860 and is NARA microfilm publication M1784. The second covers service in the Civil War and later and is NARA microfilm publication M1785. Both indexes are part of RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration. The files are located at the National Archives.  
 
This collection consists of two card indexes to widows who had applied for a pension renewal. The first covers service between1812-1860 and is NARA microfilm publication M1784. The second covers service in the Civil War and later and is NARA microfilm publication M1785. Both indexes are part of RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration. The files are located at the National Archives.  
  
For a list of records by dates and surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1979426/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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Image:United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications (11-1430) DGS 5240854 195.jpg|Remarried Widows Index
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Bureau of Pensions. United States, remarried widows index to pension applications. National Archives, Washington D.C.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
  
[[United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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*Name of claimant (person claiming pension)
 
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*Name of soldier
== Record Content  ==
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*Military unit in which soldier served including rank, company and regiment  
 
 
[[Image:United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications (11-1430) DGS 5240854 195.jpg|thumb|right|United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications (11-1430) DGS 5240854 195.jpg]]
 
 
 
*Name of the person claiming the pension  
 
*Name of Soldier
 
*Service record of the soldier, including rank, company, and regiment  
 
 
*Application number  
 
*Application number  
 
*Date of filing  
 
*Date of filing  
 
*Remarks
 
*Remarks
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To search for your ancestors it is helpful to know:
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*The full name of the soldier.
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*The state and county where the soldier lived.
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*The name of the soldier's spouse.
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Years of Service ⇒ Select the Surname 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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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1979426?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors, whether war achievements or previously unknown biological information. To search for your ancestors in the index you will need to know their full names.
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1979426/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>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 "Years of Service"<br>⇒ Select the "Surname Range" which takes you to the images<br>
  
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. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
Compare the information in the record 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.
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With either search keep in mind:
  
When you have located your ancestor’s index entry use the information to locate the pension record. The pension record may give you new biographical details about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.  
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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.
  
You may also find these search tips helpful:
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s index entry use the information to locate the pension record. The pension record may give you new biographical details about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.
  
[http://www.archives.gov/research/order/order-vets-records.html Access to Military Service and Pension Records]
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?  ===
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*Use the information found to locate additional military records
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*Use the information found to locate a marriage record
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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
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*[[US Military Pension Records|US Military Pension Records]]
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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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.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook items in the [https://familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Library Catalog.] This can help you locate additional records to search for information on your family.}}
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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. <br>
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1784 and M1785. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.}} <br><br>
  
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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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following are examples of records found in other collections. Please help us by replacent these examples with a citation for the record you have found in this collection.
 
 
 
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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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
*“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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Record Description
Record Group RG 15: Records of the Department of Veteran Affairs
Collection years 1887-1942
Microfilm Publication M1785. Index to Pension Application Files of Remarried Widows Based on Volunteer service in the Civil War and Later Wars and in the Regular Army After the Civil War. 7 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetically by sunrname.
National Archives Identifier 2589163
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1887 to 1942.

This collection consists of two card indexes to widows who had applied for a pension renewal. The first covers service between1812-1860 and is NARA microfilm publication M1784. The second covers service in the Civil War and later and is NARA microfilm publication M1785. Both indexes are part of RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration. The files are located at the National Archives.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

  • Name of claimant (person claiming pension)
  • Name of soldier
  • Military unit in which soldier served including rank, company and regiment
  • Application number
  • Date of filing
  • Remarks

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search for your ancestors it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of the soldier.
  • The state and county where the soldier lived.
  • The name of the soldier's spouse.


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Years of Service"
⇒ Select the "Surname Range" which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search 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.

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 index entry use the information to locate the pension record. The pension record may give you new biographical details about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information found to locate additional military records
  • Use the information found to locate a marriage record
  • 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.
  • 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, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1784 and M1785. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

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, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942.



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 United States, Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942.


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