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  • Conflict:   War of 1812
  • Records:   1,535,831
  • Complete:
    20%

Pension Numerical Index

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Publication Title:
Pension Numerical Index
Content Source:
The National Archives logo The National Archives
Publication Number:
A1158
Record Group:
15
Published on Fold3:
Last Update:
March 13, 2014
Description:
NARA A1158. Pensions indexed by number for Army or Navy service in the Civil War and later, 1860-1934.

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Description

The cards give the name of the veteran or dependant who had the number as an application number or as a certificate number. Each number could be used four times for four different people. For application or original numbers, the card also shows the certificate number.


Related resources

NARAtions, one of the blogs of the National Archives, published a helpful perspective on the Numerical Index to Pensions in Family Tree Friday: Pension Indexes Examined.


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Ordering pension files from NARA

While many pension files are already available on Fold3, you can use the information in the Pension Numerical Index to order files from the National Archives - NARA. This page will tell you where and how to order military service and pension records.


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