Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Navy Veterans , compiled ca. 1861 - ca. 1910
ARC Identifier 561929 / MLR Number RG 15, A1, Entry 8
Series from Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 - 2007
|Creator(s):||Department of the Interior. Bureau of Pensions. (1849 - 1930)|
|Type(s) of Archival Materials:||Textual Records|
National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RD-DC-1), National Archives Building, 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20408. PHONE: 202-357-5385; FAX: 202-357-5936; EMAIL: Archives1reference@nara.gov.
Navy Widows' Certificates
|Inclusive Dates:||ca. 1861 - ca. 1910|
|Date Note:||The dates of this series are the inclusive dates between which original claims were generally filed. The dates of documents within each file may vary.|
|Part Of:||Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 - 2007|
|Arrangement:||Arranged numerically by certificate or file number, NWC 623 to NWC 21,617. There are interfiled cross reference cards indicating file consolidations.|
|Specific Records Type(s):||Affidavits
|General Note(s):||Pension claims were disapproved or rejected if the service of the veteran could not be verified; if the injury, disability, or death was unrelated to military service; or if the veteran on whose service the claim was based deserted or was dishonorably discharged. Claims for pensions were abandoned if the veteran died and left no other dependents.
Claims for pensions were assigned an "original" application number. Disallowed or abandoned claims retained the "original number assigned and were referred to as "originals." Approved claims were issued a new number and were referred to as "certificates."
"NWC" refers to Navy Widows' Certificates.
This series is also known as the "Civil War and Later Navy Widows' Certificates" and as the "NWCs".
|Microform Publication(s) Available:||M1279, Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans, ('Navy Widows' Certificates'), 1861-1910.|
|Finding Aid Type:||Index|
|Finding Aid Note:||General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. This index is available on microfilm as National Archives Microfilm Publication T288.|
|Online Resource URL:||http://www.footnote.com/documents/11926147/navy-widows-certificates|
|Online Resource Note:||Records in this series have been digitized and made available online by our partner, Footnote.com, for a fee. The digitized records on Footnote.com are available free of charge in all NARA Research Rooms, including those in our regional archives and Presidential Libraries.|
|Online Resource:||Order Reproductions|
|Online Resource URL:||https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&SWEView=GPEA+Product+Detail+-+Features+View+FFO&SWEPostnApplet=GPEA+Product+Form+Applet+FFO&SWEPostnRowId=1-C5CV9|
|Online Resource Note:||Order copies of complete files of federal military pension applications for service in the Civil War and later (1861-1916) on the NARA web site. (State and Confederate pension applications are not included.)|
|Online Resource:||Order Reproductions|
|Online Resource URL:||https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&SWEView=GPEA+Product+Detail+-+Features+View+FFO&SWEPostnApplet=GPEA+Product+Form+Applet+FFO&SWEPostnRowId=1-29Y2|
|Online Resource Note:||Order copies of federal military pension documents packets on the NARA web site.|
|Online Resource:||Order form|
|Online Resource URL:||http://www.archives.gov/forms/pdf/natf-85.pdf|
|Online Resource Note:||Order copies of pension applications and bounty land applications by mail by completing and submitting NATF Form 85, which is available online as a PDF.|
|Variant Control Number(s):||HMS/MLR Entry Number: RG 15, A1, Entry 8
Other Finding Aid Identifier: NM-17, Entry 21
Search Identifier: siFootnote Civil War and Reconstruction
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