Thursday, December 27, 2007

Fulton County- Military Records.

Some very interesting records exist for the county that would prove helpful in your genealogical research. These records are located at the archives in Bowling Green.

The militia Rolls from 1864 would prove interesting for those people registered during this time period. Militia rolls typically list the name of the person serving, residence and age. Ironically this is during the time period of the Civil War. My thought is that this would primarily be a list of people that were unable to serve in regular service for one reason or another.

Records of Relief Disbursements (1886-1964) was generated at the local county level to help supports those military personal that received a disability as a result of their service. This funding was to offset funding that may not be available on federal level. Included in this information would be persons name, service information, location in county, time served and spouse. This would be a unique source on a local level. Also be sure to check the Solders Relief commission case files that run from 1904-1954. Another treasure trove of genealogical information.

Soldier's discharge records were recorded 1865-1910, 1918, 1922, 1928, 1934, 1938 and 1952. This information was specific to the war the individual the person served. This again would include individuals name, war served, time served, spouse, location in county. Another very unique and valuable resource in the county.

These records are unique and should be consulted for the genealogical information they would provide.

No comments: