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== Record Description ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
 
For a complete list of the NARA roll numbers contained in this collection, see the [[United States, Pension Payment Ledgers Coverage Table]].  
 
For a complete list of the NARA roll numbers contained in this collection, see the [[United States, Pension Payment Ledgers Coverage Table]].  
  
This collection contains images of pension payment ledgers created by the Treasury Department to record semiannual payments to veterans and widows of the Revolutionary War from 1818-1872. A few records for the War of 1812 are also included. A coverage table for localities and dates can be found under User Guidance. Click the Learn More link to access this table and more information regarding how to use this collection. This collection is from Record Group 217, Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, and is National Archive Microfilm publication T718.  
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This collection contains images of pension payment ledgers created by the Treasury Department to record semiannual payments to veterans and widows of the Revolutionary War from 1818-1872. A few records for the War of 1812 are also included. A coverage table for localities and dates can be found under User Guidance. The collection is arranged by pension act, pension agency, and the first letter of the veteran's last name. The
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Event Date" is the date pension payment began.This collection is from Record Group 217, Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, and is National Archive Microfilm publication T718.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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See also Alycon Trubey Pierce. '' Adding 'final pension payment voucher' records to the researcher's toolbox.'' NGS Magazine 34 #2 (April-June 2008): 42-48.
  
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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===To Browse This Collection===
  
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== Record Content  ==
 
  
<gallery caption="United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
Image:United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers (12-0417) Act of 1832, 1849-64 DGS 7196952_306.jpg|Pensioners
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The following information may be found in these records:
Image:United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers (12-0417) Invalid pensions, 1843-56 DGS 4171628_207.jpg|Invalid pensions
 
Image:United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers (12-0417) Widow pensions under Acts of July 7, 1838, March 3, 1843, and June 17, 1844, 1836-50 DGS 7196959_183.jpg|Widow pensions
 
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The content of the records differ depending upon whether the record is for a pensioner, invalid, or widow. You may find any of the following:
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'''Pension'''
  
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The content of the records differ depending upon whether the record is for '''a pensioner''', '''invalid''', or '''widow'''.
 
*Name of person receiving payment  
 
*Name of person receiving payment  
 
*Name of spouse if recipient is a widow  
 
*Name of spouse if recipient is a widow  
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*Additional comments
 
*Additional comments
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
To begin your search you will need to know the name of your ancestor and some other identifying information such as residence and rank.
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<gallery caption="United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
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Image:United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers (12-0417) Act of 1832, 1849-64 DGS 7196952_306.jpg|Pensioners
In the case of a widow you need to know her name, residence, and spouse's name.
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Image:United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers (12-0417) Invalid pensions, 1843-56 DGS 4171628_207.jpg|Invalid pensions
 
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Image:United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers (12-0417) Widow pensions under Acts of July 7, 1838, March 3, 1843, and June 17, 1844, 1836-50 DGS 7196959_183.jpg|Widow pensions
==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page. Next select the appropriate "NARA roll number, volume number, and pension type" which takes you to the images.
 
 
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Browse through images" link in the initial search page<br>
 
⇒ Select the "NARA roll number, volume number, and pension type" category which takes you to the images<br>
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Keep in mind:  
 
 
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
 
 
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. For example:
 
 
 
*Death dates may lead to church or burial records.
 
*Use the name and residence or locality to search for church records, land recods, and census recirds.
 
 
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
  
*These records are brief so it is easy to confuse individuals
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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To begin your search you will need to know:
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension.
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*The name of your ancestor
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*The state and county where your ancestor lived
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*The rank your ancestor held in the military
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*If a widow, you need to know her name, residence and spouse's name  
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===  
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2069831|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
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# Select '''NARA roll number, volume letter, and pension type''' to view the images.<br><br>
  
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames and nicknames.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2069831 United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Search the records of nearby counties.
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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]].
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
  
[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2008/winter/follow-money.html Follow the Money Tracking Revolutionary War Army Pension Payments, Prologue Magazine]
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*Death dates may lead to church or burial records
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*Use the name and residence or locality to search for church records, land records, and census records
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
  
[[Revolutionary War Pension Records and Bounty Land Warrants]]
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*Look for variant spellings of the surnames and nicknames
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
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*Search the records of nearby counties
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[United States Genealogy|the United States]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:United States|United States Guided Research]]
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* [[United States Record Finder]]
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* [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
  
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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;Collection Citation:"United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 22 September 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T718. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1962.
  
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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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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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[[Category:NARA_Military_Records]]
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[[Category:Revolutionary War, 1775-1783]]
  
<br>“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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Record Type Pension Payment Ledgers
Record Group RG 217: Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury
Collection years 1818-1872
Microfilm Publication T718. Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 through 1858, from Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury. 23 rolls.
Arrangement By pension act, pension agency and the first letter of the last name
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What is in This Collection?

For a complete list of the NARA roll numbers contained in this collection, see the United States, Pension Payment Ledgers Coverage Table.

This collection contains images of pension payment ledgers created by the Treasury Department to record semiannual payments to veterans and widows of the Revolutionary War from 1818-1872. A few records for the War of 1812 are also included. A coverage table for localities and dates can be found under User Guidance. The collection is arranged by pension act, pension agency, and the first letter of the veteran's last name. The Event Date" is the date pension payment began.This collection is from Record Group 217, Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, and is National Archive Microfilm publication T718.

See also Alycon Trubey Pierce. Adding 'final pension payment voucher' records to the researcher's toolbox. NGS Magazine 34 #2 (April-June 2008): 42-48.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Pension

The content of the records differ depending upon whether the record is for a pensioner, invalid, or widow.

  • Name of person receiving payment
  • Name of spouse if recipient is a widow
  • State and sometimes city
  • Rank
  • Amount of money allowed
  • Dates of payments
  • Death dates
  • Additional comments

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The state and county where your ancestor lived
  • The rank your ancestor held in the military
  • If a widow, you need to know her name, residence and spouse's name

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 NARA roll number, volume letter, and pension type 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?

  • Death dates may lead to church or burial records
  • Use the name and residence or locality to search for church records, land records, and census records
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames and nicknames
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the records of nearby counties

Research Helps

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

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 Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 22 September 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T718. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1962.
Record Citation:
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