Follow the steps listed below ONLY if you are researching a Southern Claims Commission claim that was disallowed.
D6. Have the report & office numbers for each claim.
Be sure that you have written down the report and office number for each disallowed claim as listed in the Consolidated Index of Claims or in Southern Loyalists in the Civil War.
D7. Begin your search.
Use Ancestry or Fold3 to search for the name you seek. If you find it, follow through to its connected document images.
To use fiche, consult the "Disallowed Claims" section of the Descriptive Pamphlet (DP) for microfiche set M1407, Barred and Disallowed Case Files of the Southern Claims Commission, 1871–1880, to determine which fiche will contain the records for the name you seek. The disallowed claims are in numerical order by report, then office number, and appear on pages 1–86 of the DP, which is also available on the History and Genealogy Department web site. If you do not have the report and office number for a claim, see step 2 above for the indexes which will provide that information.
D8. Locate a copy of needed fiche.
D9. Some files contain only one document.
D10. Check for Court of Claims docket number to see if claim was appealed.
D11. Query NARA for availability and cost of copies for appealed claim.
Appealed claims have not been microfilmed. It is therefore necessary to contact the National Archives to find out if the documents for an appealed claim are still available, as not all claims have survived, and if available, the cost of photocopying.
- When making your request, be sure to include in your message
- fact that you are seeking a Southern Claims Commission disallowed claim which you believe was appealed
- full name of the claimant
- commission claim number
- report and office numbers
- state from which claim was made
and in turn ask for
- the availability of the original documents for the claim and its appeal
- a price quote for a photocopy of those documents
SUBMITTING A QUERY ABOUT A DISALLOWED SCC CLAIM THAT WAS APPEALED
OPTION 1. REQUEST PRICE QUOTE ONLINE FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Be sure to provide
OPTION 2. MAIL A WRITTEN PRICE REQUEST TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20408
Be sure to provide
D12. Claims that No Longer Exist
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