Source Information

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Adjutant-General Report, 1901 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: State of Connecticut Public Document No. 6. Report of the Adjutant-General, State of Connecticut, to the Commander-in-Chief, For the Year ended September 30, 1901. Bridgeport, CT, USA: The Marigold-Foster Printing Company, 1901.

About Connecticut, Adjutant-General Report, 1901

This database contains the report of the adjutant-general to the commander-in-chief of the state of Connecticut for the year ending 30 September 1901. The adjutant general is the main administrative officer of an army and is responsible for the personnel records. The following subjects are included in the database:

  • Official Register (which provides the name, organization, residence, rank, date of rank, P.O. address, age, birthplace, and service of every member of the Connecticut National Guard)
  • Abstract of Muster Rolls C.N.G. for Nov. and Dec. 1900
  • Reports of Surgeon-General and Medical Officers
  • Report of Commissary-General
  • Report of Brigadier-General Russell Frost Commanding Brigade, C.N.G.
  • Report of Major Howard A. Giddings, Brigade Inspector C.N.G.
  • Reports of Commanding Officers C.N.G., Regarding Spring Parades, 1901
  • Reports of Commander Frederick L. Averill, Commanding Naval Battalion, C.N.G.
  • Report of Examining Board
  • Report of Lieutenant-Colonel Wilbur S. Watson, Medical Director C.N.G.
  • Reports of Commanding Officers Governor's Guard
  • Report of Colonel William E. F. Landers, Assistant Adjutant-General, as Prosecuting Attorney for Pension and Bounty Claims
  • Military Enrollment, 1901 (listed by county)
  • General Orders and Important Special Orders

The uses and value of military records in genealogical research for ancestors who were veterans are obvious, but military records can also be important to researchers whose direct ancestors were not soldiers in any war. The fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and other close relatives of an ancestor may have served in a war, and their service or pension records could contain information that will assist in further identifying the family of primary interest. Due to the amount of genealogical information contained in some military pension files, they should never be overlooked during the research process. Those records not containing specific genealogical information are of historic value and should be included in any overall research design.

Taken from Chapter 9: Research in Military Records, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs; edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997).