Welcome to the GAR Records Page! 

This is an ongoing project sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) to document the location of repositories of records of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).

Our organization is the legal heir and successor to the GAR, and in accordance with our Congressional Charter and the Deed of Conveyance between the GAR and the SUVCW, we are directed "to assist in every practicable way in preserving, and making available for research, documents and records pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic and its members."  For additional background information on this project, please click the "Frequently Asked Questions" menu option at left.

The primary feature of the GAR Records Project is an online catalog listing all known GAR Posts and associated records.  This is an ongoing project, and there is still much more information that needs to be gathered.  Locating  the repositories of surviving records for over 10,000 GAR Posts is a massive effort, and we are aware that many records are yet to be found.  Your tips will help us improve this project as it moves forward.  If you know of any GAR records that aren't in our catalog, please contact us and let us know!

The GAR Records Catalog can be accessed two different ways:

1. You can explore GAR Posts by State, where you can select a state on the clickable map to explore detailed historical information, open related GAR Records Catalog pages, and find links to related websites (including SUVCW sites) for that state.

2. You can  Go Directly to the Catalog, which will open a new window in your browser and launch the stand-alone catalog.







1866 - 2016





GAR Badge

Do you have an ancestor who was an honorably discharged Union veteran of the Civil War?  Many of these men were members of the Grand Army of the Republic.  If you have a Union Civil War ancestor who qualifies you for membership in our organization, or if you're just interested in honoring the memory of the Boys in Blue through an associate membership, please consider joining the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War!

For more information and a membership application, please Click Here to visit our membership page.

"Preserving the memory of the Boys in Blue and our ancestors who fought to preserve the Union, 1861 - 1865"



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Maintained by the SUVCW National Committee on GAR Records (website launched 18 July 2013)