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List of surnames per roll for the Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card files 1907-1933. This is excerpted from the beginning of Reel 1. See my blog post at http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/?p=1144 for more detail.
List of surnames per roll for the Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card files 1907-1933. This is excerpted from the beginning of Reel 1. See my blog post at http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/?p=1144 for more detail.

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NATIONAL
ARCHIVES
MICROFILM
PUBLICATIONS
Micro
film
PublicationMBJOVETERANSADMINISTRATIONPENSIONPAYT^NT
CARI3S
1907-1933Roll
1
A
-
Abbott,
Gustavus
A.
a
THE
NATIONAL
ARCHIVES
NATIONAL
ARCHIVES
AND
RECORDS
SERVICE
GENERAL
SERVICES
ADMINISTRATIONWASHINGTON:
1971
 
NATIONAL
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'vV.vi''
liuiLlOATIONS
INTRODUCTION
Ontherolls
of
thi^a^
microfilm
publication
are
reproduced
thepension
payment
cax-ds
maintained
by
the
E^reau
of
Pensions
and
Veterans
Administration
forrecordingpayments
made
from
1907
to
1933
to
members
of
theRegularMilitary
Establishraent.
These
paymentcardsare
part
of
Records
of
the
Veterans
Adm.in-
istration,
RecordGroup
15.
V
Althoughan
act
of
September
29,
17B9
(1
Stat.95),
providedfor
the
continuance
of
pensions
approvedby
the
Continental
^jn-gress,
it
did
not
assign
the
pension
payment
functiontoany
de-partment.The
act
of
I4arch
23,
1792
(1
Stat.243),
that
per^
mitted
the
addition
of
ne^t-
names
to
the
list
of
existing
pen-sioners,
specifies
that
pension
paymentfunctions
were
tobeex-
ecuted
by
the
Secretary
ofVkr.Not
until
legislation
of
1818
and
I8I9
was
the
Secretary
of
Warauthorized
to
approveapplica-
tionsfor
pensions
and
toplace
in^^lids
on
the
pension
li^t
vath-
out
prior
congressional
approval.
Ey
1310
a
uni.t
kno;^^!
asthe
Office
of
Military
Bounty
lands
and
Pensions
had
developedvathin
the
Secretary'sOffice.
Be-
tween
1810
and
1815theunit
va^s
referredto
as
the
MilitaryBounty
lands
and
PensionsBranch
(or
Section).
After
theBranch
was
di^vdded
into
two
units
in
1815,
the
PensionBureau
and
the
Land
V/ariant
Bureau,the
former
vras
generallyreferredto
as
the
Pen-iion
Office.
In
^krch
1833
Congress
provr.ded
(4
Stat.
622)
for
the
appointment
of
a
Commissioner
of
Pensions
under
the
gen-eral
direction
of
the
Secretary
of
War;
in
>:arch
1849
Coiigress
established
(9
Stat.
395)
the
Department
of
Interior,
to
which
thePensionOffice
vas
transferred.
On
July
21,
1930,
by
Execu-
tiveOrder
5398,
the
Bureau
of
Pensions
(formerly
called
the
Pension
Office)
wasconsolidated
with
otheragencies
also
sen/lnr;
veteransto
form
theVeteransAdministration,an
independent
ex-^
ecutive
agency.
Unt
M
about
the
middle
of
1909,
records
of
pension
pay^:ents
were
kept
in
pensionagency
payment
books.
In
1907
themethod
was
changed
to
a
cardsystem,
and
the
transfer
of
basic
inforr.Ti-
tionfrom
the
paymentbooks
tothepayment
cards
for
all
invalids
and
wido\^^s
still
being
pensioned
at
the
time
of
the
cliange
in
recordkeeping
vas
begun.
There
are
approxi^^atelv
two
rallion
cards,
5
inches
by
B
inches
in
size,
i-eproducecl
in
ohis
rricrofiLm
publication,
nicy
have
been
filraed
in
alphabetical
order
by
surnarc
of
the
Ar:?y
or
i:di\y
in-v-alid
or
;adov/,
except
that
caras
vathIndianrameshave
been
fiL-x-d
alphabetically
at
the
bec-inni.ng
of
the
respr-Bctive
letter
of
thealphabet.
Tho
form
of
thecard
ir.
almostidentical
11
'^1
 
^NATIONAL
ARC
HIVE
Sj^MiaRJQFILM
PUBLICATIONS
forthefour
classes.
On
the
front
of
the
cards
entitled
"ArmvInvalid"
and
"Navy
Invalid-arethe
nameof
veteran,
his
ceS-
icate
nuMjer,hxs
umt
or
am
of
Service,
the
disability
for
which
pensioned,
the
law
or
laws
under
which
pensioned,
the
classof
pensionor
certificate,the
rateof
pension,
theeffective
til
fr
P^^=^°"'.*f^«
<^te
ofthecertificate,
any
feespaid,
the
^L\
+u®
r?°^°2
t^^"^"^
°''
8^°^Ptransferredfrom
(if
appli-
^S!i'^??
"^^t
°^
^^^^'
*^«
'^^^
^^^
Bureau
v«s
notified,
the
fomer
roll
number,
and
"home."
Onthe
reverse
sideof
the
form
appearthe
name
of
the
veteran,
his
certificate
nuniber,
and
the
f^S
MM
''trf^.
°^
*^®
individual
payments.
Onthe
"A^jr
Widow"
and
"Navy
Widow"
cards,
the
widow'snamereplacestheveteran's,
and
theveteran's
namereplaces
theinfonnationabout
thedis-
abilityfor
which
pensioned.
A
block
is
available
on
the"widow"card
forrecordingpaymentsmadeto
minors.
A
major
change
in
iontSr.-ni*
!
"^"^
occurred
in
1923,
when
the
paymentwas
made
monthly
instead
of
quarterly.Pensioners
whose
payments
extendedbeyondthisperiodhad
their
payments
recorded
ora
second
ca?d_
the
monthly
payment
card.
In
the
few
instances
where
a
communica-
filSeS^
attached
to
a
card,
thecommunication
has
also
beS
from
180^
to
^ooo'^i-
"l?^
^^
^f.*^"
P^''"^^"
^2^^^°^
P^^^^^t
books
from
1805
to
I909,
which
preceded
thesystem
of
pension
payment
cards;
theregisters
ofpension
certificates
issuedto
A^anS
Navy
veterans,
their
widows,
and
other
dependents
to
191V
and
theregisters
ofpension
applications
to
I916,
The
editorialmaterial
for
this
publication
wasprepared
by
Maizie
Johnson
and
Willna
Pacheli.
^
^
111
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ARCHIVE'S^MICROFILM
PUBLICATIONS-

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