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Guide to the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, New York Commandery Records
1894-2012 (bulk 1894-1960s)
 MS 3201

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 28, 2021
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Series I. Applications for Companionship [Membership Applications], 1895-1963. 3 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

The series includes the completed applications for veteran or hereditary companionship in numbered sequence from #1, submitted at the beginning of the organization in 1895, to #1750, dating from 1963. Later applications were not included in the donation to N-YHS.

In addition to the applicant's basic identifying information, such as name, address, occupation, date and place of birth, the applications include the applicant's service record or, in the case of a hereditary companionship, the ancestor's service record and identifying information. Supplementary documents, such as letters of recommendation, are also included.

The pre-printed application forms, which changed over time, include the various attestations required of a successful applicant, including some no longer required by the organization, such as being of the Caucasian race [sic](from about 1918 to 1962) or that a hereditary applicant be of the male line of descent from the veteran.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in numerical order of the applications, which are roughly chronological by application date, bound in 20 volumes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Volume : 1 Applications #1-100
1895-1896
Offsite-Box: 1 Volume : 2 Applications #101-200
1896-1899
Offsite-Box: 1 Volume : 3 Applications #201-301
1899-1903
Offsite-Box: 1 Volume : 4 Applications #302-402
1903-1918
Offsite-Box: 1 Volume : 5 Applications #403-503
1918-1919
Offsite-Box: 2 Volume : 6 Applications #504-604
1919-1920
Offsite-Box: 2 Volume : 7 Applications #605-705
1920
Offsite-Box: 2 Volume : 8 Applications #706-806
1920-1922
Offsite-Box: 2 Volume : 9 Applications #807-901
1922-1924
Offsite-Box: 2 Volume : 10 Applications #902-1000
1924-1928
Offsite-Box: 2 Volume : 11 Applications #1001-1100
1928-1936
Offsite-Box: 2 Volume : 12 Applications #1101-1200
1936-1945
Offsite-Box: 2 Volume : 13 Applications #1201-1300
1945-1946
Offsite-Box: 3 Volume : 14 Applications #1301-1400
1946
Offsite-Box: 3 Volume : 15 Applications #1401-1450
1946
Offsite-Box: 3 Volume : 16 Applications #1451-1500
1946-1947
Offsite-Box: 3 Volume : 17 Applications #1501-1550
1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 3 Volume : 18 Applications #1551-1600
1949-1951
Offsite-Box: 3 Volume : 19 Applications #1601-1650
1950-1953
Offsite-Box: 3 Volume : 20 Applications #1651-1750
1953-1963

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