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From 1790 to 1840 in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29), only the head of households are listed by name; other household members are merely counted in selected age groups. You can search separately for each head of household on the above mentioned census schedules. Currently, all census records are digitized and available on Ancestry. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. However, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled General Index to Civil War and Later Pension Files for you to determine if your ancestor’s widow applied to receive a pension. If she was approved or disapproved of receiving a pension, then you may request a copy by contacting the National Archives at Washington - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, you may wish to search the Georgia Online Genealogy Records Genealogy; Georgia births and christenings 1754-1940; and Free Georgia Genealogy websites for local church records for baptisms, and marriage and death records in Georgia.
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Can I see an index of applications or do I need to contact Archives1reference@nara.gov to inquire if an application was made. Following the link, it didn't seem to point me to an index.The widow died within a year or so of the death of the solider leaving 3 small children. His brother filed for benefits with the county of residence in GA but I am not aware of a filing with any other source. I have the name & unit number along with access to his service record.
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We suggest that you contact the National Archives at Washington (RDT1) via e-mail at email@example.com and ask them to check National Archives Microfilm Publication No. T288, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1835 for you. Or you may access T288 at any NARA facility nationwide Visit Us.
Also, you may access this index on FamilySearch Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 or Ancestry Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. There may be a fee for using Ancestry to access digitized records. However, you may view these records online at one of NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/.
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