Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about pensions given to soldiers of various U.S. conflicts. Our guest, Michael Strauss, AG, discusses each war, the kind of pension records that are available to veterans and survivors, and where to find them. Join us as we talk with Michael about this substantial federal record group.
Prologue Magazine – National Archives Publication
Genealogy Research Network – website of Michael Strauss, includes his lectures, speaking schedule, and contact form, or reach via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions at Ancestry
U.S., The Pension Roll of 1835 at Ancestry
War of 1812 Pension Files FREE at Fold3
United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926 at FamilySearch
United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926 at FamilySearch
Mormon Battalion Pension Files at Fold3
Civil War Pensions Index organized by military unit (Union) at Fold3
Veterans Administration – for Korean War and Vietnam War
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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