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=== 1840 Federal Census ===
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=== 1840 Veterans Schedules ===
  
'''1840 Veterans Schedues'''
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When the 1840 census was taken, the enumerators listed living pensioners of the Revolutionary War or other military service on the back of the population schedules. They listed pensioners' ages and persons with whom they were living.
  
When the 1840 census was taken, the enumerators listed living pensioners of the Revolutionary War or other military service on the back of the population schedules. They listed pensioners' ages and persons with whom they were living. These names are published in:  
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Indexes to this material include:
  
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census'' (1841; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1967) [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf Digitized by the U.S. Census Bureau], and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ digitized by Google books]. ({{FHL|973 X2pc 1967}}.) Indexes to this material include:
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:*"A General Index to a Census of Pensioners For Revolutionary or Military Service" ({{FHL|283600|title-id|disp=FHL book 973 X2pc index 1965}}; film 0899835; fiche 6046771) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16672437 Worldcat]) The index lists alphabetically both the veteran and the head of the family with whom the pensioner resided.
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:*"United States Census of Pensioners of 1840: Index of Names with Ages to the Original 1841 Government Publication" ({{FHL|973 X2pc index 1984}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13734471 WorldCat]).
  
:*Ancestry.com. ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1841 (database on-line)]''. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2004). A subscription Internet site.
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==== Where to Find the Records ====
:*''A General Index to a Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service 1840''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1965. (Book {{FHL|973 X2pc 1967}}; Fiche {{FHL|6046771}}.) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1619409 WorldCat entry].
 
:*Ronald Vern Jackson, and W. David Samuelsen, ''United States Census of Pensioners of 1840: Index of Names with Ages to the Original 1841 Government Publication'' (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1984). ({{FHL|973 X2pc index 1984}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13734471 WorldCat entry].
 
  
{{See also|Revolutionary War Census Records}}
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The names are published in "A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census". This book is available from the following:
  
=== 1890 Federal Census ===
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'''Online'''
  
'''1890 Veterans Schedules'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1841] (Ancestry) ($)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ ''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services...''] (Google Books)
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*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf ''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services...''] (U.S. Census Bureau)
  
Along with the 1890 census, separate schedules were made of Union Civil War veterans or their widows. Confederate veterans were mistakenly listed as well. Surviving schedules include Washington D.C., the eastern half of Kentucky, and the rest of the U.S. States in alphabetical order Louisiana through Wyoming, Indian territories, and U.S. ships and navy yards.
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'''Libraries'''
  
*Ancestry.com. ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8667 1890 Veterans Schedules (database on-line)]''. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005). A subscription Internet site. Every name indexes and images to all veterans schedules '''''except''''' indexes to Ohio and Pennsylvania. Original data from: Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M123, 118 rolls); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.  
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*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63154683 Worldcat].
*United States. Census Office. 11th Census, 1890. ''Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War.'' (Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1948). ({{FHL|338160}}-277.) These are on 118 films at the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] and the [[Family History Library]]. There are also published book indexes for the states with surviving schedules, except Ohio and Pennsylvania. These indexes are listed in the ''Place Search'' of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] under [STATE] - CENSUS - 1890 - INDEXES
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*The Family History Library {{FHL|973 X2pc 1967|disp=FHL 973 X2pc 1967}}
  
Contents:
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=== 1890 Veterans Schedules ===
  
Information the 1890 veterans schedules normally includes name, rank, company, name of regiment or vessel, date of enlistment, date of discharge, length of service, post office address, disability incurred, and remarks.  
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Along with the 1890 census, separate schedules were made of Union Civil War veterans or their widows. Confederate veterans were mistakenly listed as well. The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) (118 microfilm rolls).
  
Uses:
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Nearly all of the schedules for the states of Alabama through Kansas and those for western half of Kentucky<ref name= "Map Guide">William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987) p. 132 has a map that showing that 1890 veterans schedules exist for 65 eastern Kentucky counties including these on the dividing line: Gallatin, Owen, Franklin, Woodford, Jessamine, Garrard, Boyle, Casey, Adair, and Cumberland. The 1890 veterans schedules for the 54 counties west of that line are lost. ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993 Worldcat]).</ref>were destroyed prior to microfilming. The schedules for the remaining half of Kentucky and the states of Louisiana through Wyoming are available in this collection.<ref name= "Map Guide"/><ref>United States. National Archives and Records Service.  [http://www.fold3.com/pdf/M123.pdf Pamphlet Describing M123: ''Special Schedules of The Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War.''] Washington, D.C., National Archives And Record Service, Pub. date unknown</ref>
  
Veteran's schedules are useful as supplements to other census schedules. Surviving widow information hints at the death of a veteran. Use veterans schedules to identify military units, information needed to find further military records, and create of biographical sketch of a person's military service. Veterans schedules can also be used as clues to find residence, other genealogical sources from that neighborhood, and may lead to old soldier home, or veterans organization (Grand Army of the Republic GAR) records.
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In addition to the states mentioned above, the following miscellaneous schedules are included on roll 118 of the veterans schedules:
  
{{See also|Union Census Records}}
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*California - Alcatraz
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*Connecticut - Fort Trumbull
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*Connecticut - Hartford County Hospital
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*Connecticut - U.S. Naval Station
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*Delaware - Delaware State Hospital for the Insane
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*District of Columbia - Lincoln Post #3
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*Florida - Fort Barrancas
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*Florida - St. Francis Barracks
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*Idaho - Boise Barracks
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*Idaho - Fort Sherman
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*Illinois - Cook County
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*Illinois - Henderson County
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*Indiana - Warrick County
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*Indiana - White County
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*Kansas - Barton County
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The records give name, rank, company, regiment or vessel, dates of enlistment and discharge, length of service, residence, disability, and remarks.
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See the official NARA pamphlet explaining these records in detail at [http://www.fold3.com/pdf/M123.pdf M123.pdf].
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==== Where to Find the Records ====
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The surviving 1890 Veterans Schedules are available online.
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'''Online'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8667 1890 Veterans Schedules] (Ancestry) ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1877095|United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War}} (FamilySearch)
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'''Libraries'''
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*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14455688 Worldcat].
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*The Family History Library {{FHL|338160|disp=FHL 338160-277}}
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=== See Also ===
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*[[Revolutionary War Census Records]]
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*[[Union Census Records]]
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
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<references/>
  
 
*William Dollarhide, ''The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes''. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) ({{FHL|973 X27d}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/47184654 WorldCat entry].  
 
*William Dollarhide, ''The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes''. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) ({{FHL|973 X27d}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/47184654 WorldCat entry].  

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1840 Veterans Schedules

When the 1840 census was taken, the enumerators listed living pensioners of the Revolutionary War or other military service on the back of the population schedules. They listed pensioners' ages and persons with whom they were living.

Indexes to this material include:

  • "A General Index to a Census of Pensioners For Revolutionary or Military Service" (FHL book 973 X2pc index 1965; film 0899835; fiche 6046771) (Worldcat) The index lists alphabetically both the veteran and the head of the family with whom the pensioner resided.
  • "United States Census of Pensioners of 1840: Index of Names with Ages to the Original 1841 Government Publication" (FHL 973 X2pc index 1984) (WorldCat).

Where to Find the Records

The names are published in "A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census". This book is available from the following:

Online

Libraries

1890 Veterans Schedules

Along with the 1890 census, separate schedules were made of Union Civil War veterans or their widows. Confederate veterans were mistakenly listed as well. The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) (118 microfilm rolls).

Nearly all of the schedules for the states of Alabama through Kansas and those for western half of Kentucky[1]were destroyed prior to microfilming. The schedules for the remaining half of Kentucky and the states of Louisiana through Wyoming are available in this collection.[1][2]

In addition to the states mentioned above, the following miscellaneous schedules are included on roll 118 of the veterans schedules:

  • California - Alcatraz
  • Connecticut - Fort Trumbull
  • Connecticut - Hartford County Hospital
  • Connecticut - U.S. Naval Station
  • Delaware - Delaware State Hospital for the Insane
  • District of Columbia - Lincoln Post #3
  • Florida - Fort Barrancas
  • Florida - St. Francis Barracks
  • Idaho - Boise Barracks
  • Idaho - Fort Sherman
  • Illinois - Cook County
  • Illinois - Henderson County
  • Indiana - Warrick County
  • Indiana - White County
  • Kansas - Barton County

The records give name, rank, company, regiment or vessel, dates of enlistment and discharge, length of service, residence, disability, and remarks.

See the official NARA pamphlet explaining these records in detail at M123.pdf.

Where to Find the Records

The surviving 1890 Veterans Schedules are available online.

Online

Libraries

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987) p. 132 has a map that showing that 1890 veterans schedules exist for 65 eastern Kentucky counties including these on the dividing line: Gallatin, Owen, Franklin, Woodford, Jessamine, Garrard, Boyle, Casey, Adair, and Cumberland. The 1890 veterans schedules for the 54 counties west of that line are lost. (Worldcat).
  2. United States. National Archives and Records Service. Pamphlet Describing M123: Special Schedules of The Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Washington, D.C., National Archives And Record Service, Pub. date unknown
  • William Dollarhide, The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) (FHL 973 X27d). WorldCat entry.
  • Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Matthew Wright, Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. (Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2001) (FHL 973 X27s). WorldCat entry.