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The Graves Registration Cards Collection is made up of digitized versions of the graves registration cards from State Archives Series 183 at the Ohio Historical Society. This series, created by the Ohio Adjutant General's Department, includes records of soldiers in every war from the Revolutionary War until World War II. The records are in the form of index cards which contain slots for the following items: soldiers name, residence, death date, cause of death, date of burial, date of birth, place of birth, name of cemetery, location of cemetery, lot number, type of grave marker, name of relative, address of relative, and military service record (war served in, date enlisted, date discharged, serial number, branch of service, rank, company, outfit, or ship name). Very few of these cards include all of this information, however. The majority of them include only the soldiers name, birth date, death date, and cemetery information. The entries for Civil War soldiers, in most cases, also include the military service record.

The Graves Registration Cards Collection is an ongoing project, and cards are currently indexed and searchable through last names beginning with the letter "B."

 
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