Ohio Veterans Grave Registration Database Now on Ancestry.com

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Ancestry.com recently added the collection Ohio, Soldier Grave Registrations, 1804-1958. The original data comes from the Graves Registration Cards Collection, Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio. Ohio History Connection is the current name for what used to be known as the Ohio Historical Society.

This database contains grave registration cards for soldiers from Ohio who served in the armed forces, mainly from the time of the War of 1812 up through the 1950s. Information that may be found on the original records includes:

Soldier’s Name
Death Date
Cause of Death
Date of Burial
Name and Location of Cemetery
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Next of Kin

Records could also contain military service information, which may include:
Branch of Service
Wars Served in
Enlistment Date
Discharge Date

After checking this database for veterans among my ancestors and collateral relatives who I know were buried in Ohio, I would say that this new online collection is far from complete. It certainly is not up to the scope of a similar database,  Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012which is also available on Ancestry.com.

Also, what you see on Ancestry.com is only the index. If you want to see the card referenced in an index entry, you have to have a subscription to Fold3.com.

  1. Jacob Eubanks

    Be very careful with this collection. The information is not only incomplete, it’s also potentially inaccurate. The research performed was not thorough. I’ve found soldiers who received pensions and are buried in Kansas who have Ohio grave registration cards credited to other men with similar / same names who died in Ohio.


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