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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] military discharge papers
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:41:17 -0400
I beg to differ, Alvie. At least in Pennsylvania our discharge papers at the
county Recorder of Deeds office go back to the Civil War. The problem is
that they are no longer publicly accessible but still sitting on the same
shelves. Before they were closed I read a couple of them in the first book
and it was definitely Civil War.
They are closed, I am told, because the discharges have Social Security
Numbers in them. "In Civil War era records?" I responded incredulously. They
have chosen to close the whole class instead of just the latest ones.
-- Elissa in Pittsburgh
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board. http://www.BCGcertification.org/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alvie L. Davidson CG [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:55 AM
> If I recall the filing of discharge papers in the county courthouse began
> during or immediately following World War I.
> Alvie L. Davidson CG
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