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| micro_pub_title = Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky   
 
| micro_pub_title = Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky   
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1861 to 1865.<br>  
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This collection includes Civil War Service records of Confederate Soldiers, from 1861 to 1865.<br>  
  
 
Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Kentucky. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
 
Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Kentucky. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
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This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.  
 
This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.  
  
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.  
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The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
 
 
== Collection Content ==
 
  
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:
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{{HR Tip|This collection contains searchable content in the NARA Catalog.  They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description.  Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
  
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
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=== Image Visibility ===
*A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports
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{{Image Visibility}}
*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
 
  
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==What Can This Collection Tell Me?==
 
The index to these records contains the following:  
 
The index to these records contains the following:  
 
 
*Jacket name  
 
*Jacket name  
 
*Soldier’s full name  
 
*Soldier’s full name  
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*Type of records in file  
 
*Type of records in file  
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
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== Collection Content ==
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The records are in individual files which usually include the following:
  
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
 
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*A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports
To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
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*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
*The name  
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Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:  
*Identifying information such as age, military unit and rank
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*The name of the soldier
 
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*The approximate age of the soldier
'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932371?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. Keep in mind:
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*The military unit in which the soldier served
 
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*The rank of the soldier
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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=== Search the Index ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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{{Search Collection Link
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
 
 
 
== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ==
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s service 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. For example:
 
  
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
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When you have located your ancestor’s service 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.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
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*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  
== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
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*Search the records of nearby military units
  
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.  
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=== Research Helps ===
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Kentucky, United States Genealogy|Kentucky]].
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* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
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* [[Beginning United States Civil War Research ]]
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* [[Locating a Confederate Civil War Soldier (1861–1865)]]
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* [[GuidedResearch:Kentucky|Kentucky Guided Research]]
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* [[Kentucky Record Finder]]
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* [[Kentucky Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Step-by-Step Kentucky Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
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* [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]
  
== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.
*Search the records of nearby military units.
 
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
 
  
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Kentucky, Civil War|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries]]. }}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
== Citing this Collection ==
 
 
 
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
 
 
 
'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Kentucky, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.}} <br><br>
 
 
 
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Record Description
Record Type Compiled Service Records
Record Group RG 109: War Department Collection of Confederate Records
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M319. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky. 136 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 586957
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes Civil War Service records of Confederate Soldiers, from 1861 to 1865.

Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Kentucky. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports

Service records were kept for each Confederate soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. For each military unit, the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M319. Index courtesy of www.fold3.com (previously Footnote.com).

This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.

The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The index to these records contains the following:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name
  • Year(s) of service
  • Age (often estimated)
  • Military unit and rank
  • Links to additional documents
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The records are in individual files which usually include the following:

  • A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
  • A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports
  • The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier

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

Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the soldier
  • The approximate age of the soldier
  • The military unit in which the soldier served
  • The rank of the soldier

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

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]

When you have located your ancestor’s service 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.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the records of nearby military units

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.