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{{US NARA HR Infobox
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| title=United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926  
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| record_type =  Pension Records Card Index
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| record_group_nr = 15
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| record_group_title = [https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/015.html Records of the Veterans Administration]
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| start_year = 1887
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| end_year = 1926
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| micro_pub_nr = T317
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| micro_pub_title = Index to Mexican War Pension Files, 1887-1926
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| micro_pub_rolls = 14
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| arrangement = Alphabetically by surname of veteran
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| NAID = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2588092?q=mexican%20war%20pensions%20index 2588092]
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| FS_URL_01 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987567?collectionNameFilter=true Mexican War Service Records Index]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[US Mexican War Pension Records|US Mexican War Pension Records]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[US Mexican War Society Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[United States Record Finder]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2588092?q=mexican%20war%20pensions%20index National Archives Name Index to Mexican War Pensions]
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| RW_URL_02 = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1104361?q=*:* National Archives Case Files of Mexican War Pension Applications]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/order/order-vets-records.html National Archives Access to Military Service and Pension Records]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/mexican-war.html National Archives Military Resources: Mexican War,1846-1848]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.dmwv.org/mwvets/vgindex.htm Mexican War Veteran Research]
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/mexicanwar/ Library of Congress A Guide to the Mexican War]
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| RW_URL_07 = [http://usmexicanwar.org/ US-Mexican War Soldier Database Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Federation of Genealogical Societies]
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| RW_URL=08 = [http://www.familylink.com/ppc/?ss=military%20pension%20records&pagename=ppcg&eng=ga&ft=1&gclid=COO89oXRyK0CFasaQgod5AO7hQ Family Link Military Records Search]
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== Record Description  ==
 
  
this Colection will include records from 1887 to 1926.
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
The collection consists of a card index to Mexican War pension files located at the National Archives for service between 1846 and 1848. The records are a part of RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration and is NARA microfilm publication T317. The event date and place represent the earliest filing of either the veteran or widow.  
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The collection consists of a card index to Mexican War pension files for the years 1887 to 1926. Pensions were first granted to Mexican War veterans and widows based on the act of January 29, 1887. Eligibility  requirement included 60 day service, or were actually engaged in battle, honorably discharged and at least 62 years of age. The act included widows who had no remarried. Veterans may also have received bounty land. The pension files are located at the National Archives. The soldiers served between 1846 and 1848. The records are a part of Record Group 15 Records of the Veterans Administration and is NARA microfilm publication T317. The event date and place represent the earliest filing of either the veteran or widow.
  
For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1979390/waypoints%7C Browse].
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|CID=CID1979390
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|title=United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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The following information may be found in these records:
{{Collection citation
 
| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Adjutant General's Office. United States, Mexican War Pension Index. National Archives, Washington D.C.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[United States, Index to Mexican War Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
 
 
 
[[Image:United States, Index to Mexican War Pension Files DGS 5189109 136.jpg|thumb|right|Index to Mexican War Pension File]]
 
  
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'''Pension'''
 
*Name of Soldier  
 
*Name of Soldier  
 
*Name of spouse (sometimes)  
 
*Name of spouse (sometimes)  
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*Filing date
 
*Filing date
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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Image:United States, Index to Mexican War Pension Files DGS 5189109 136.jpg|1887 Index to Mexican War Pension Files
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Surname Range, Volume Number" category which takes you to the images<br>
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The place where your ancestor resided
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*The approximate age of your ancestor
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*The name of the soldier's spouse
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*The names of other family members or associates
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1979390|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
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# Select '''Surname Range, Volume Number''' to view the images.<br><br>
  
To search for your ancestors in the index you will need to know their full names. Check the index for the surname and then the given name. If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1979390 United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
'''For example:'''
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*The application or certificate number will lead you to the full pension record
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*The enlistment date and branch of service will lead you to the military service record
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*The service information may lead to a death or cemetery record
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*The bounty land information may lead you to a land grant record
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*The name and class of dependents can help you compile a family record
  
*The application or certificate number will lead you to the full pension record.
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*The enlistment date and branch of service will lead you to the military service record.
 
*The service information may lead to a death or cemetery record.
 
*The bounty land information may lead you to a land grant record.
 
*The name and class of dependents can help you compile a family record.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*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.
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/order/order-vets-records.html National Archives Access to Military Service and Pension Records]
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=== Record Finder ===
*[http://www.familylink.com/ppc/?ss=military%20pension%20records&pagename=ppcg&eng=ga&ft=1&gclid=COO89oXRyK0CFasaQgod5AO7hQ Family Link Military Records Search]
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Consult the [[United States Record Finder]] to search other records.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Related Collection on Historical Records ==
  
[[US Mexican War Pension Records|US Mexican War Pension Records]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1852758 Mormon Battalion Pension Files]
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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==Citing This Collection==
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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.
  
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;Collection Citation:"United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T317. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
"United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926:" &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (htps://familysearch.org: accessed 8 February 2011). r Michael Mendez, Nov. 30, 1888; citing Pension Records, Mendenhall, William - Ott, William J, v. 8, Image 38; National Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C., United States.
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[[Category:NARA_Military_Records]]
  
[[Category:United_States|Military]]
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Record Description
Record Type Pension Records Card Index
Record Group RG 15: Records of the Veterans Administration
Collection years 1887-1926
Microfilm Publication T317. Index to Mexican War Pension Files, 1887-1926. 14 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetically by surname of veteran
National Archives Identifier 2588092
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of a card index to Mexican War pension files for the years 1887 to 1926. Pensions were first granted to Mexican War veterans and widows based on the act of January 29, 1887. Eligibility requirement included 60 day service, or were actually engaged in battle, honorably discharged and at least 62 years of age. The act included widows who had no remarried. Veterans may also have received bounty land. The pension files are located at the National Archives. The soldiers served between 1846 and 1848. The records are a part of Record Group 15 Records of the Veterans Administration and is NARA microfilm publication T317. The event date and place represent the earliest filing of either the veteran or widow.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Pension

  • Name of Soldier
  • Name of spouse (sometimes)
  • Rank
  • Date enlisted and discharged
  • Additional Services
  • Date of Filing
  • Class
  • Application Number
  • Certificate Number
  • File Number
  • Filing date

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor resided
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The name of the soldier's spouse
  • The names of other family members or associates

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Surname Range, Volume Number to view the images.

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • The application or certificate number will lead you to the full pension record
  • The enlistment date and branch of service will lead you to the military service record
  • The service information may lead to a death or cemetery record
  • The bounty land information may lead you to a land grant record
  • The name and class of dependents can help you compile a family record

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • 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

Consult the United States Record Finder to search other records.

Related Collection on Historical Records

Citing This Collection

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
"United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T317. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
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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