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Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Georgia Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Georgia, United States
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Location of Georgia
Record Description
Record Type Confederate Home Records
Collection years 1879-1920
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Georgia Department of Archives and History


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of index and images of soldiers and widows pension records and card index.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Home

  • Name of soldier
  • Name of spouse
  • County living in


How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death
  • Search for military service records
  • Search for a military pension record
  • Use the information to find additional family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Georgia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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