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Welcome to Northcott Genealogical Publications, dedicated to publishing in print form the death rolls from the Proceedings of the Annual Encampments of the departments of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.). These death rolls, which date from as early as the 1880s and continue to the 1940s, are an invaluable resource for genealogists and Civil War researchers. Yet the Proceedings in which they are printed are only available in a small number of libraries. Northcott Genealogical Publications intends to publish these department death rolls in alphabetical compilations, thus providing researchers with easy access.

Now Available
Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948
by Dennis Northcott (2007) (ISBN-13: 978-0-9728344-2-1; ISBN-10: 0-9728344-2-7; soft cover, 658 pages)

Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948
by Dennis Northcott (2005) (ISBN 0-9728344-1-9, soft cover, 416 pages)

Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947 by Dennis Northcott and Thomas Brooks (2003) (ISBN 0-9728344-0-0, soft cover, 548 pages)

The G.A.R. was founded in Illinois in 1866 and became the largest association of Union Civil War veterans, its national membership peaking in 1890 at 409,489. As the veterans died, the membership inevitably declined. The national membership dropped to 213,901 in 1910 and 16,597 in 1930. The last surviving G.A.R. member died in 1956.

The G.A.R. was organized in departments, most of which comprised one state. The departments published annual reports that were often titled Proceedings of the . . . Annual Encampment of the Department of . . ., Grand Army of the Republic. By the 1880s many of the department Proceedings began to include death rolls of the department???s members (or ???comrades???) for the preceding year. These death rolls usually contain the comrade???s name, rank, company and regiment (or ship), date of death, and the name, number and location of the post to which he belonged.

The first book in the series, titled Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947, contains death records of more than 32,000 members of the Department of Illinois, who served in Civil War units from 36 states and territories.

The second book in the series, titled Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948, contains death records of more than 22,000 G.A.R. members, who served in regiments from 31 states and territories.

The third book in the series, titled Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948, contains death records of more than 36,000 G.A.R. members, who served in regiments from 37 states and territories.

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Coming next
Compilation of the death rolls of the G.A.R. Department of Pennsylvania

 


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