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Florida, Illinois and Michigan, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Military
Collection years 1827-1858
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What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection will include records from 1827-1858 This collection contains compiled military service records of volunteer organizations from Florida who served during for the Florida Indian Wars, 1835-1858 (M1086) and from Illinois and Michigan during the Winnebago Indian Disturbances in 1827 (M1505). The records are part of National Archive Record Group 94 Records of the Adjutant General's Office.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The content of these records varies by type of record. You may find any of the following:

  • Name
  • Military Unit
  • Age
  • Rank
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date and place of termination
  • Term of Service
  • Money paid or value of goods
  • Where stationed
  • Date and nature of injuries sustained
  • Date and place of death (if killed in action)

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

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of the soldier.
  • The age of the soldier.
  • The place the soldier was stationed.
  • The unit in which the soldier served.

It may also be helpful to first search the following index:

United States, Indexes to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During Indian Wars and Disturbance - FamilySearch Historical Records

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select State
  2. Select War, Military Unit, Surname Letter and Year 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]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the soldier's name and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census records.
  • Use the soldier's name and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in church records.
  • Use the soldier's name and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in land records.
  • Use the soldier's name and location of the military unit to find additional military records.
  • Use the soldier's name and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in additional county and state records.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Record Finder[edit | edit source]

Consult the United States Record Finder to search other records.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

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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