Kentucky Confederate Pension Files

22 Jun

While exploring digitized records today, I stumbled upon a wonderful treat: Confederate pension application files at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) website.  Pension applications are a wonderful resource for genealogy with sometimes surprising biographical information, and these are no exception.  Kentucky has some applications that are quite detailed and lengthy.  Often there are affidavits from family members and neighbors, giving great insight to the lives of these veteran ancestors and providing us with a more complete picture of their struggles than we ordinarily get with just the dry facts.

Digitizing records is slow and laborious, and I appreciate KDLA’s efforts to make these records public.  To access this ongoing project, go to the KDLA website and look for the e-archives link on the right-hand side of the page.  Here is the URL:


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