Guide and Index to Texas Confederate Pension Application and Payment Records, 1899-1979, Volume 1, A-D - Anthony Black, Robert de Berardinis and The Texas State Archives, Edited by Robert de Berardinis. This three-volume series was designed to be used in conjunction with the online index to Confederate pension applications and TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online) finding aids of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The original documents contain five categories: pensioners, widows receiving pensions, totally disabled pensioners, Confederate Home pensioners, and rejected applications. This series offers corrections to online mistakes, allows researchers to browse through a spelling range, and provides separate indexes to Confederate Home, missing, rejected and miscellaneous pension applications. A "Primer on Texas Confederate Research" and a "Guide to Confederate Pension Payments and Applications" precede the indexes in each volume. Researchers will appreciate the detailed, step-by-step guidance offered in the "Primer on Texas Confederate Research," which contains an extensive bibliography of microfilmed records available to the researcher. Volume 1: A-D contains indexes to the following: Miscellaneous Material Relating to Confederate Pension Applications, 1903-1934; Confederate Home Applications; Missing Pension Applications; Rejected Pension Applications; and Confederate Pension Applications (A-D). The Miscellaneous Applications contain 281 files filled with a variety of information such as: applications for mortuary warrants to pay for funeral expenses, service records or affidavits, physicians' statements regarding disability, and other related correspondence. Volume 2: E-M contains an Index to Confederate Pension Applications (E-M). Volume 3: N-Z contains an Index to Confederate Pension Applications (N-Z). 2009, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 386 pp.