Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
- 1 What is in This Collection
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of file cards with membership and service information for Kansas members of the Grand Army of the Republic between the years 1880 and 1943. The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization for veterans of the Union military who served in the American Civil War. Established in 1866, it had hundreds of local units or posts across the United States. The GAR was disbanded in 1956.
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
These records may contain the following information:
- Name of deceased
- Birth date
- Title or rank
How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- Some military information about the person
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
View the Images[edit | edit source]
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- Select the County
- Select the Locality to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Search for additional military records for the individual, such as service and pension
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
- Search for the family in census records
- Search for church, land, and probate records
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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. 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, or even initials
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Kansas.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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