Volume 1 contains the original admission registers for 396 residents from June 25, 1897 through August 11, 1903. Information given in the register may include name, admission date and number, friends or near kin, service record, date and place of birth, age on admission, amount of pension, nature of disability, occupation, marital status, literacy, church and lodge memberships. Additional remarks may also include biographical data, limited family history, addresses of relatives, date of death, and place of burial. Additional volumes will be added to the collection as they become available.My thanks to Frances Black for sending the information about this new online resource.
Past Department President Fran Black chose this as her project during her term as president 2011-2012. The project was funded by donations from members around the state. Here is the link to the site:
DUVCW is a national organization, with over 3500 members in some 100 Tents (chapters) around the United States. Missouri has 5 Tents and over 300 members. Membership in the organization requires lineal descent from a Union Soldier or Sailor.
National DUVCW website: www.duvcw.org
Department of Missouri website: www.missouriduvcw.org
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