United States Navy Widows' Certificates, 1861-1910
This collection consists of an index of approximately 20,000 approved pension application files of widows and other dependents of US Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910. The applications are commonly referred to as "Navy Widows' Certificates." Applications prior to approval were termed "originals." when claims were approved, a new file number was issued and they were referred to as "certificates." This collection corresponds to NARA publication M1279: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans, ('Navy Widows' Certificates'), 1861-1910. Index courtesy of Footnote.com.