Difference between revisions of "Utah, Territorial Militia Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(replaced citation example)
(replaced citation example)
Line 22: Line 22:
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
<gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
+
<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px">
 
Image:Utah, Territorial Militia Records DGS 4319657 96.jpg|Territorial Militia Record
 
Image:Utah, Territorial Militia Records DGS 4319657 96.jpg|Territorial Militia Record
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
Line 98: Line 98:
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
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/1462415/waypoints Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877
+
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/1462415/waypoints Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877]
Description]
 
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

Revision as of 18:03, 27 September 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877 .
CID1462415
{{{CID2}}}
{{{CID3}}}
{{{CID4}}}
{{{CID5}}}
{{{CID6}}}
{{{CID7}}}
{{{CID8}}}
{{{CID9}}}

Record Description

The collection consists of papers from the Utah State Archives containing various militia records from the Utah Territory. It includes records of the territorial militia, called the Nauvoo Legion, with reference to the Walker and Black Hawk Wars, the Overland Trail, and Johnston's army. Also of interest are records of the only Civil War company from Utah. Papers include muster rolls, military correspondence, payroll sheets, service reports, and journals. The records cover the years 1849 to 1877.

It has been customary to keep service records for soldiers since the founding on the earliest militias were organized. The records were created as proof of service and to track the service of each soldier. The records are fairly reliable; however, the records are only as accurate as the knowledge of the individual who provided the information and the accuracy of the individual who recorded it.

For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collections landing page.

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.

"Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Adjutant General. State Archives, Salt Lake City.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The information varies with each type of record. Any of the following may be included:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Mustering in date and place
  • Discharge date and place
  • Details of service such as: companies served in, battles fought in, or injuries sustained
  • Captures and confinements in prison
  • Unit, Rank, and offices held
  • Pensions, bounties, and payments received
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Names of close relatives and/or friends
  • Photographs
  • Date war sketch was made
  • Author of sketch
  • Injuries, illnesses, disabilities, and any nature of disability
  • Salary paid

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of your ancestor and some other identifying information such as their birthplace, unit name or residence.

  • Full name
  • Residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Document Number Range,Date Range,Description" 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 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. 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.

Using the Information

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:

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.