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Georgia Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Georgia, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Confederate Home Records
Collection years 1901-1930
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of registers for Confederate veterans who were inmates of the home in Atlanta during the years 1901 to 1930. Volume contents include name, occupation, county of residence, date of birth, date and place entered military service, rank, company, regiment, when and where wounded, when and where taken prisoner of war, when and where put on specific detail, when and where separated from service, commanding officers, rank, branch of service, age upon admission to home, date entered home, relatives, date of death or discharge, date and place of burial. Records are located at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Atlanta. Volume 3,1927-1930 is not available in this collection.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1930.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Home Record

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Date and place entered military service
  • Rank
  • Military engagements (battles)
  • Date and place of injuries
  • When and where taken prisoner
  • When and where assigned to special details
  • Officer assigning the special details and why assigned to the detail
  • Where and when service ended (may also include why ended)

  • Commanding officers
  • Branch of service
  • Record date
  • Age at the time of record
  • Remarks
  • Company and regiment
  • Date of death or military discharge
  • Date and place of burial

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the individual
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death
  • Search for military service records
  • Search for a military pension record
  • Use the information to find additional family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Georgia.

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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