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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of images of service affidavits of veterans who served in the militia during the Indian Wars. The collection is numerical by box and folder, then alphabetical by surname. There are three types of affidavit&nbsp;forms:  
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The collection consists of images of service affidavits of veterans who served in the militia during the Indian Wars. The collection is numerical by box and folder, then alphabetical by surname. There are three types of affidavit forms:  
  
 
*Soldier  
 
*Soldier  
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
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The affidavits are written on a pre-printed form and may provide:
  
 
[[Image:Utah, Indian War Service Affidavits DGS 4181997 11.jpg|thumb|right]]  
 
[[Image:Utah, Indian War Service Affidavits DGS 4181997 11.jpg|thumb|right]]  
 
The affidavits are written on a pre-printed form and may provide:
 
  
 
*Veteran's name  
 
*Veteran's name  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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:  
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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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For example:  
  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
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The Indian War lasted between 1865 and 1890. Nineteen years after the war ended,&nbsp;the legislature created a Board of Commissioners of Indian War Records. The board was responsible for collecting the names of war veterans.&nbsp;Veterans completed affidavits of service while two witnesses also&nbsp;completed supporting affidavits. The affidavits were then filed in the office of the chairman of the board, the Adjutant General of the State, and were used to verify pension claims.  
 
The Indian War lasted between 1865 and 1890. Nineteen years after the war ended,&nbsp;the legislature created a Board of Commissioners of Indian War Records. The board was responsible for collecting the names of war veterans.&nbsp;Veterans completed affidavits of service while two witnesses also&nbsp;completed supporting affidavits. The affidavits were then filed in the office of the chairman of the board, the Adjutant General of the State, and were used to verify pension claims.  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
  
 
The affidavits were created to assist in validating pension claims.  
 
The affidavits were created to assist in validating pension claims.  
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"Utah, Indian War Service Affidavits, 1909-1917" images, ''FamilySearch ''(https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 6 October 2011). entry for Rodney C Badger, 22 April 1867; citing Service Records, Babcock-Barus, Box 1, Folder 5. Images 9-14; Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
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== Citation for This Collection ==
  
"Utah, Indian War Service Affidavits, 1909-1917" images, ''FamilySearch ''(https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 6 October 2011). entry for Rodney C Badger, 22 April 1867; citing Service Records, Babcock-Barus, Box 1, Folder 5. Images 9-14; Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
  
== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
  
 
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Collection Time Period

The collection covers the years 1909 to 1919.

Record Description

The collection consists of images of service affidavits of veterans who served in the militia during the Indian Wars. The collection is numerical by box and folder, then alphabetical by surname. There are three types of affidavit forms:

  • Soldier
  • Widow or child
  • Witnesses

In most cases, there will be two images per affidavit.

Record Content

The affidavits are written on a pre-printed form and may provide:

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  • Veteran's name
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Name of the county in which he took oath
  • Date of enrollment
  • Type of company
  • Captain's name
  • Length of service
  • Transfer dates
  • Description of duties
  • Date of release
  • Names of two witnesses

If a veteran was deceased, his wife or children could fill out an affidavit in his place.

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • Full name
  • Approximate dates of service

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.

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.

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:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.

You may also find these search tips helpful:

  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; 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.

Record History

The Indian War lasted between 1865 and 1890. Nineteen years after the war ended, the legislature created a Board of Commissioners of Indian War Records. The board was responsible for collecting the names of war veterans. Veterans completed affidavits of service while two witnesses also completed supporting affidavits. The affidavits were then filed in the office of the chairman of the board, the Adjutant General of the State, and were used to verify pension claims.

Why the Record Was Created

The affidavits were created to assist in validating pension claims.

Record Reliability

These records are generally reliable, but depend on the memory of the veteran or the knowledge of the wife or children.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection

"Utah, Indian War Service Affidavits, 1909-1917" images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 6 October 2011). entry for Rodney C Badger, 22 April 1867; citing Service Records, Babcock-Barus, Box 1, Folder 5. Images 9-14; Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Utah, Indian War Service Affidavits, 1909-1919. Series 2217. Utah State Archives. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.