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== Record Description ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
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A rendezvous was the recruiting station where the men enlisted in the Navy. Officers at the rendezvous kept a record of each man enlisted and reported the information weekly to the Navy Department. These documents are known as the "weekly returns of rendezvous reports."
A rendezvous was the recruiting station where the men enlisted in the Navy. Officers at the rendezvous kept a record of each man enlisted and reported the information weekly to the Navy Department. These documents are known as the “weekly returns of rendezvous reports.
 
  
 
The largest number of enlistments occurred during the Civil War. The number of men in uniform for these years is estimated at between 26,000 and 51,000.  
 
The largest number of enlistments occurred during the Civil War. The number of men in uniform for these years is estimated at between 26,000 and 51,000.  
  
This collection consists of these enlistment registers. The original records are located in the National Archives Record Group 24 (NARA publication M1953): Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel. The records were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 2003.  
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This collection consists of these enlistment registers for the years 1855 to 1891. The original records are located in the National Archives Record Group 24 (NARA publication M1953): Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel. The records were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 2003.  
  
 
They are arranged in the following order:  
 
They are arranged in the following order:  
 
 
*Volume  
 
*Volume  
 
*Chronologically by week  
 
*Chronologically by week  
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The indexes to these records, both arranged alphabetically, are available on microfilm from the National Archives in the following publications:  
 
The indexes to these records, both arranged alphabetically, are available on microfilm from the National Archives in the following publications:  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/573176 T1098, Index to Rendezvous Reports, Before and After the Civil War, 1846–1861, 1865–1884]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/573183 T1099, Index to Rendezvous Reports, Civil War, 1861–1865]
  
*T1098, Index to Rendezvous Reports, Before and After the Civil War, 1846–1861, 1865–1884
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=== Related Collections ===
*T1099, Index to Rendezvous Reports, Civil War, 1861–1865
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Muster_Rolls_of_Naval_Ships,_1860_-_1900_-_National_Archives_Catalog Muster Rolls of Naval Ships, 1860 -1900 - National Archives Catalog] Searchable by ship
 
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/563603 Muster Rolls of Naval Vessels, 1.1.1860 - 6.9.1900. Record Group 24: Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel NAID 563603]
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/navy-ships/index-by-ship-name.html U.S. Navy Ships - Index by Ship Name]
 
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1226166 Lists of Deaths in the United States Naval Service During the Civil War, 1861 - 1865. RG 94. NAID 1226166]
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=== Record Content  ===
 
 
 
The registers include the following information:
 
 
 
[[Image:United States Naval Enlistment Registers Weekly Returns (10-0223) DGS 4172591 19.jpg|thumb|United States Naval Enlistment Registers Weekly Returns (10-0223) DGS 4172591 19.jpg]]  
 
  
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=== Image Visibility ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
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{{Columns-list|2|
 
*Name of naval rendezvous  
 
*Name of naval rendezvous  
*Name of sailor
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*Name of new recruit
 
*Date and term of enlistment  
 
*Date and term of enlistment  
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*Rating (rank)
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*Name of ship to which assigned
 
*Previous naval service  
 
*Previous naval service  
*Place of birth
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*City and state where born
 
*Age  
 
*Age  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Personal description
 
*Personal description
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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=== Digital Folder Number List ===
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate age of your ancestor
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*The birth place of your ancestor
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*The approximate dates of enlistment
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
 
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=== Search the Index ===
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== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://web.archive.org/web/20090507140307/http://www.archives.gov/publications/ref-info-papers/109/navy.pdf National Archives Publication: “Navy”]
 
 
 
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records
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*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
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*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?  ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[United States Genealogy|the United States]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:United States|United States Guided Research]]
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* [[United States Record Finder]]
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* [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
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* [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]
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* [[Beginning United States Civil War Research]]
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* [[Steps for research in United States Military Records]]
  
==== Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection  ====
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=== Related Digital Books ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/447991-civil-war-naval-chronology-1861-1865 Civil War Naval Chronology]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2776902 General Register of the United States Navy and Marine Corps]
  
"United States, Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891'" &nbsp;database and digital images &nbsp;''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org; https://familysearch.org;]) accessed 8 June 2011). &nbsp;Henry Newman, age 21; &nbsp;Citing Naval Records, FHL microfilm 00,276;&nbsp;National Archives, Washington D.C., United States.  
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== Citing This Collection ==
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Record Type Naval Enlistment Registers
Record Group RG 24: Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798-1991
Collection years 1855-1891
Microfilm Publication M1953. Weekly Returns of Enlistments at Naval Rendezvous ("Enlistment Rendezvous") Jan. 6, 1855-Aug. 8, 1891.
Arrangement Chronologically by week for each rendezvous
National Archives Identifier 2363711
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

A rendezvous was the recruiting station where the men enlisted in the Navy. Officers at the rendezvous kept a record of each man enlisted and reported the information weekly to the Navy Department. These documents are known as the "weekly returns of rendezvous reports."

The largest number of enlistments occurred during the Civil War. The number of men in uniform for these years is estimated at between 26,000 and 51,000.

This collection consists of these enlistment registers for the years 1855 to 1891. The original records are located in the National Archives Record Group 24 (NARA publication M1953): Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel. The records were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 2003.

They are arranged in the following order:

  • Volume
  • Chronologically by week
  • Name of naval rendezvous
  • Date of enlistment

The indexes to these records, both arranged alphabetically, are available on microfilm from the National Archives in the following publications:

Related Collections[edit | edit source]

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of naval rendezvous
  • Name of new recruit
  • Date and term of enlistment
  • Rating (rank)
  • Name of ship to which assigned
  • Previous naval service
  • City and state where born
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Personal description

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. The list does not contain any description of the DGS folder's content. A table listing each DGS number and its contents can be found at United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous Digital Folder Number List.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The birth place of your ancestor
  • The approximate dates of enlistment

If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:
  1. Look at the Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.

Related Digital Books[edit | edit source]

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
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