Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index and images Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records which include the Union Civil War veterans:

  • name
  • residence
  • occupation
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • date of death
  • place of death
  • cemetery where buried
  • war record
  • date of enlistment
  • date of discharge
  • names of parents
  • name of spouse
  • names of children (if given)
  • sources of information

 

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What Can I Learn from GAR Records?

 

These records may include:

  • Member’s name
  • Residence
  • Birthplace
  • Enlistment date
  • Discharge date
  • Rank
  • Organization served in
  • Remarks

 

 

 

How Can GAR Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
  • Search for additional military records, such as service and pension records

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