Navy Widows' Certificates

Records: 19,805 · Complete: 100%

Within this publication, you can search approximately 20,000 approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of U.S. Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910. Search for a name, ship, place, or keyword. Or, use the browse menus to locate a sailor by surname. Case files include where and when a man served, details of his service, his life before the war, and his family, including information about his widow, children, and sometimes his parents.

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Fold3, Navy Widows' Certificates (/title/121/navy-widows-certificates : accessed November 15, 2019), database and images,

Publication Title
Navy Widows' Certificates
Total Records
Records: 19,805 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number:
M1279
Record Group:
15
Published on Fold3
May 22, 2007
Last Updated
June 15, 2012
Description
NARA M1279. Approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of U.S. Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.