I just had a record search done at ADAH for a great-great-
grandfather. As shown in their reference request form at
you specify up to four
types of records for them to search (one of which can be Confederate
It's a "crap shoot". I received about 4 pages of useful info,
including the application and the disposition (approval). In my
case, the applicant was my g-g-grandfather, and the info needed and
provided was rather limited. My impression is that if a widow made
application, more info was required in the application, and that
*might* prove more useful. You pay your money ($25 or $15), and you
take your chances... :-)
You might think of it as paying for the search activity itself, not
for any particular output, which is unknown until the search is
completed. My impression is that their search is thorough and they
send you whatever is available, up to a limit of 20 pages for the
initial fee. Additional pages above 20 cost 25 cents per page.
Hope this helps.
On 14 Aug 2009 at 20:09, billeckfamily wrote:
> On the website for ADAH, it shows Joseph Winchester's widow filed a
> pension application. This comment was listed under remarks.
> Then under Authority, it shows Pension record card Jackson County,
> Alabama Pension number 34652.
> My question is: if I wrote to ADAH for the record, would it have
> the application or just a record card? I'd hate to pay $25 for the
> same info listed on the site.
> I was hoping that maybe someone else might have had the same
> situation to inform me on what to order.