Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934 .
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|Utah, United States|
|Flag of Utah|
|Location of Utah|
|Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah|
- 1 What Is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Related Digital Books
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is in the Collection?
The collection consists of an index and images of membership records of the Utah Department Grand Army of the Republic. An organization of Union army and navy veterans of the Civil War. The collection consists of registers, lists and and descriptive books of local post (chapters) Records may include town of residence, military unit, date of enlistment, date of discharge, age and birthplace.This collection includes records from 1879 to 1934.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records generally contain the following information:
- Member's name
- Enlistment date
- Discharge date
- Organization served in
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The name of a parent or date of the event
Search the Index
View the Images
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- Select Post Number and Year Range
How Do I Analyze the Results?
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.
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What Do I Do Next?
Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information and to find additional information.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
- Use the age or estimated 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 information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
- 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 Who I'm Looking For, What Now?
- 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 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.
- Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
Related Digital Books
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.
- “Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah
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