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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Apr 27, 2020

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 -

RLP 82: Military Service Records with Michael Strauss 


Pension resources:

U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 at Ancestry

American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions at Ancestry

U.S., The Pension Roll of 1835 at Ancestry

United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872 at FamilySearch

War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 FREE at Fold3

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

United States Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942 at FamilySearch

Mormon Battalion Pension Files at Fold3

U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (Union) at Fold3

Civil War Pensions Index organized by military unit (Union) at Fold3

United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 at FamilySearch

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940

Veterans Administration - for Korean War and Vietnam War


Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group - more information and email list

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