Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Military
Collection years 1879-1934
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Archive
Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah


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
  • Residence
  • Birthplace
  • Enlistment date
  • Discharge date
  • Rank
  • Organization served in
  • Remarks

Collection Content

Sample Image


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

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Post Number and Year Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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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.
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Related Digital Books

Roster of Members Department of Colorado and Wyoming Grand Army of the Republic to 1895


Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:

“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

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934.

Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934.

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