The resources are listed in the order in which a researcher would use them, as follows:
- Descriptive pamphlets
- Film/fiche and subscription databases
- Questions asked
Southern Loyalists in the Civil War, by Gary B. Mills, R 973.745 M657S and circulating copy; also available on Ancestry
Lists all claimants in alphabetical order; further tells state and county, commission (claim) number, office and report numbers (needed to find disallowed claims), year, and status of claim. This is considered the definitive index for Southern Claims.
Civil War Claims in the South: An Index of Civil War Damage Claims Filed Before the Southern Claims Commission, 1871–1880, by Gary B. Mills, R 973.717 M657C