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==== Compiled Service Records of Individual States  ====
 
==== Compiled Service Records of Individual States  ====
  
The following three collections are not needed if searching the collection Compiled Service Records available on Fold3.com. They are include in that database. If you are using the records of the individual states, however, the following three collections should also be searched as they were not included in the compiled service records of the individual states.  
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The following three collections are not needed if searching the entire collection Compiled Service Records available on Fold3.com. They are include in that database. If you are using the records of the individual states, however, the following three collections should also be searched as they are not included in the compiled service records of the individual states.  
  
*''Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in Organizations Raised Directly by the Confederate Government''. National Archives Microfilm Publication M258. ({{FHL|0880207|disp=FHL films 0880207–329}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10617336 Worldcat]) (also available on [http://www.fold3.com/title_29/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_csa Fold3]) ($). -- M258 includes records for the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). National Archives descriptive pamphlet [http://www.fold3.com/pdf/M258.pdf M258.pdf]<br>{{FHL|1205310|disp=Index}}. NARA M818.
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*''Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in Organizations Raised Directly by the Confederate Government''. National Archives Microfilm Publication M258. ({{FHL|0880207|disp=FHL films 0880207–329}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10617336 Worldcat]) ([http://www.fold3.com/title_29/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_csa Fold3]) ($) ({{RecordSearch|1932383|FamilySearch}}). -- M258 includes records for the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). National Archives descriptive pamphlet [http://www.fold3.com/pdf/M258.pdf M258.pdf]<br>{{FHL|1205310|disp=Index}}. NARA M818.
*''{{FHL|0881105|disp=Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers and Nonregimental Enlisted Men}}''. National Archives Microfilm Publication M331. (FHL films 0881105–379.) Include those men performing staff duties. (also available on [http://www.fold3.com/title_38/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_officers Fold3]) ($).<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F108709 Index]. NARA M818.  
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*"Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers and Nonregimental Enlisted Men". National Archives Microfilm Publication M331. Includes those men performing staff duties. ({{FHL|0881105|disp=FHL films 0881105–379}}) ([http://www.fold3.com/title_38/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_officers Fold3]) ($) ({{RecordSearch|1932377|FamilySearch}}). National Archives descriptive pamphlet [http://www.fold3.com/pdf/M331.pdf M331.pdf]<br>{{FHL|1205310|disp=Index}}. NARA M818.
*''{{FHL|1402001|disp=Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging to Confederate Compiled Service Records}}''. National Archives Microfilm Publication M347. (FHL films 1402001–442.) (also available on [http://www.fold3.com/title_656/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_misc Fold3]) ($).
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*"Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging to Confederate Compiled Service Records". National Archives Microfilm Publication M347. ({{FHL|1402001|disp=FHL films 1402001–442}}) ([http://www.fold3.com/title_656/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_misc Fold3]) ($) ({{RecordSearch|1932387|FamilySearch}}). National Archives descriptive pamphlet [http://www.fold3.com/pdf/M347.pdf M347.pdf]
  
 
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| style="text-align: left; width:140px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | <br><u>'''FHL MicroFilm'''</u><br><br>  
 
| style="text-align: left; width:80px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | <br><u>'''Libraries'''</u><ref>Some of the Worlcat links may show both book and microfilm formats held. The book refers to the pamphlet that describes the microfilmed records and the microfilm format refers to the actual service records. Check with the library to be sure they have the actual records.</ref><br><br>  
 
| style="text-align: left; width:80px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | <br><u>'''Libraries'''</u><ref>Some of the Worlcat links may show both book and microfilm formats held. The book refers to the pamphlet that describes the microfilmed records and the microfilm format refers to the actual service records. Check with the library to be sure they have the actual records.</ref><br><br>  
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| style="text-align: left; width:80px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | <br><u>'''FamilySearch'''</u><ref>Transcriptions only - no images.</ref><br><br>  
 
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| Alabama  
 
| Alabama  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10617407 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10617407 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/6651646/confederate_soldiers_al/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/6651646/confederate_soldiers_al/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932139|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Arizona Territory  
 
| Arizona Territory  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20682248 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20682248 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/102471222/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_az/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/102471222/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_az/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1854310|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Arkansas  
 
| Arkansas  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19076884 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19076884 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/166448007/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_ar/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/166448007/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_ar/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932365|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Florida  
 
| Florida  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10616963 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10616963 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/89339718/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_fl/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/89339718/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_fl/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932369|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Georgia  
 
| Georgia  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18910271 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18910271 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/28819013/confederate_soldiers_ga/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/28819013/confederate_soldiers_ga/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932370|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
 
| Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
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| style="text-align: left" | <br>See M258 above
 
| style="text-align: left" | <br>See M258 above
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19076848 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19076848 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/88378821/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_ky/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/88378821/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_ky/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932371|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Louisiana  
 
| Louisiana  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11736949 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11736949 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/64552538/confederate_soldiers_la/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/64552538/confederate_soldiers_la/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932372|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Maryland  
 
| Maryland  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19076857 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19076857 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/100488245/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_md/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/100488245/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_md/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932373|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Mississippi  
 
| Mississippi  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16655471 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16655471 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/64586542/confederate_soldiers_ms/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/64586542/confederate_soldiers_ms/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932375|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Missouri  
 
| Missouri  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9189422 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9189422 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/88383654/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_mo/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/88383654/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_mo/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932374|FamilySearch}}
 
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| North Carolina  
 
| North Carolina  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50406280 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50406280 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/29144363/confederate_soldiers_nc/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/29144363/confederate_soldiers_nc/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932376|FamilySearch}}
 
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| South Carolina  
 
| South Carolina  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20510348 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20510348 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/64568807/confederate_soldiers_sc/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/64568807/confederate_soldiers_sc/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1849624|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Tennessee  
 
| Tennessee  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8362816 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8362816 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/64578755/confederate_soldiers_tn/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/64578755/confederate_soldiers_tn/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932378|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Texas  
 
| Texas  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16703503 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16703503 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/7482463/confederate_soldiers_tx/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/7482463/confederate_soldiers_tx/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932381|FamilySearch}}
 
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| Virginia  
 
| Virginia  
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| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7762415 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7762415 Worldcat]  
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/6786096/confederate_soldiers_va/ Fold3] ($)
 
| style="text-align: left" | [http://www.fold3.com/documents/6786096/confederate_soldiers_va/ Fold3] ($)
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| style="text-align: left" | {{RecordSearch|1932382|FamilySearch}}
 
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*''Service Records of Confederate Enlisted Marines'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6144654 Worldcat]) lists name, company, enlistment date, and place along with brief service histories.
 
*''Service Records of Confederate Enlisted Marines'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6144654 Worldcat]) lists name, company, enlistment date, and place along with brief service histories.
  
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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'''Wiki articles describing the FamilySearch online collections above are found at:'''  
  
 
*[[Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Condederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Condederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  

Revision as of 11:16, 14 December 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png U.S. Civil War Gotoarrow.png Confederate Service Records

Soldiers

Confederate soldiers may have served from a military unit raised by the Confederate Government or by an individual Confederate state. Most Confederate soldiers served with a Unit raised in the community where they lived.

Compiled Service Records

The Compiled Service Records for Confederate soldiers were made by the United States Record and Pension Office in the War department, beginning in 1903. The Record and Pension Office made card abstracts from records in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records and from other borrowed documents. In addition to the cards, original documents that related only to the individual soldier were included.

The card abstracts were made from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. The Compiled Service Records were made in an effort to obtain as nearly complete record of military service as possible at the time.

See card examples and descriptions on Fold3.com.

The Compiled Service Records ($) (Fold3.com) of Confederate soldiers are available online. In the future, these records will be made available at no charge through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available to access at no charge at National Archives research rooms and any library that provides free access to Fold3.com.

Compiled Service Records of Individual States

The following three collections are not needed if searching the entire collection Compiled Service Records available on Fold3.com. They are include in that database. If you are using the records of the individual states, however, the following three collections should also be searched as they are not included in the compiled service records of the individual states.

  • Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in Organizations Raised Directly by the Confederate Government. National Archives Microfilm Publication M258. (FHL films 0880207–329) (Worldcat) (Fold3) ($) (FamilySearch). -- M258 includes records for the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). National Archives descriptive pamphlet M258.pdf
    Index. NARA M818.
  • "Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers and Nonregimental Enlisted Men". National Archives Microfilm Publication M331. Includes those men performing staff duties. (FHL films 0881105–379) (Fold3) ($) (FamilySearch). National Archives descriptive pamphlet M331.pdf
    Index. NARA M818.
  • "Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging to Confederate Compiled Service Records". National Archives Microfilm Publication M347. (FHL films 1402001–442) (Fold3) ($) (FamilySearch). National Archives descriptive pamphlet M347.pdf



State


FHL Index


NARA


Pamphlet


FHL MicroFilm


Libraries[1]


Fold3


FamilySearch[2]

Alabama Index M311 pdf 0880330‑837 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Arizona Territory Index M318 pdf 0536241 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Arkansas Index M317 pdf 0880849–1104 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Florida Index M251 pdf 0880103–206 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Georgia Index M266 pdf 1499064–670 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
See M258 above
Kentucky Index M319 pdf 1447468–603 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Louisiana Index M320 pdf 1447604–975, 1473206–47 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Maryland Index M321 pdf 1292663–84 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Mississippi Index M269 pdf 1488026–452 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Missouri Index M322 pdf 1500030–222 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
North Carolina Index M270 pdf 1381001–500, 1447001–80 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
South Carolina Index M267 pdf 1380691–95, 1447081–467 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Tennessee Index M268 pdf 1499671–854, 1499856–1500028, 1527065 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Texas Index M323 pdf 1501077–52 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch
Virginia Index M324 pdf 1488678–9752 Worldcat Fold3 ($) FamilySearch

Officers

Biographical Sketches

For biographical sketches and other information about officers in addition to the service records, see the following:

Sailors

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.

Government Records

  • Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, Vol. 1, Series II (Google Books) has published muster rolls and statistical data on ships. The muster rolls list name, grade, and ship.
  • Confederate Naval and Marine Personnel Records (FamilySearch) (NARA M260) has information about sailors and Marines abstracted from original documents, such as hospital, prison, and parole records.

Other Resources

  • The Confederate States Navy Research Guide (Worldcat) contains biographical sketches of Naval and Marine officers, naval histories of Confederate naval vessels, and a subject bibliography of sources.
  • Service Records of Confederate Enlisted Marines (Worldcat) lists name, company, enlistment date, and place along with brief service histories.

Wiki articles describing the FamilySearch online collections above are found at:

References

  1. Some of the Worlcat links may show both book and microfilm formats held. The book refers to the pamphlet that describes the microfilmed records and the microfilm format refers to the actual service records. Check with the library to be sure they have the actual records.
  2. Transcriptions only - no images.