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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Louisiana, United States
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Location of Louisiana
Record Description
Record Type Military Records
Collection years 1950-1953
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge


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

The collection consists of images of bonus payments made to veterans by the state of Louisiana for the years 1950 to 1953. The records are on film and are located at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

Korean War Bonus records may contain the following information:

  • The name of serviceman
  • The names of the spouse, children or parents
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Home Address
  • Date of payments
  • Amount of payments
  • Military service details
  • If deceased, the death date and place

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name and or birth date of the individual
  • Their residence or the date of the event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Surname Range to view the images.

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]

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the occupation to locate business or employment records
  • Use the race and residence to locate ethnic and specialized records such as Indian censuses and school records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

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

  • Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. You could get a copy of the original record from the Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby military unit, parish, town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.


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