Re: Joseph Gerbey-Missouri
Thanks for explaining how you fit in.
As far as the info I provided to request the military file, I used the info as to date of birth from the french birth index I had and the military info came from a web site for Civil War Muster Rolls off the Ancestry.com website.There were 6 listings:
Mansey Gerbe (2)
Mansuy Gerby, with a note saying Mansey Gerbe
Manche Gibe, with a note saying Mansey Gerbe
Mansey Girbe, with a note saying Mansey Gerbe
Manuel Girbe, with a note saying Mansey Gerbe
All six were listed as a Private serving in Co. I, 4 Missouri S.M. Cavalry, but they all showed different box, extraction, and record numbers, so I'm not sure what records they are for.I sent a note listing all that information, so we'll see what I get.The Archives has changed the pricing of the information they send (used to be $10 for whatever you ordered and whatever they found, no matter how large or small).However, they recently changed it to $37 for a full pension file, $14.75 for a Pension Document Packet (with fewer details, but hopefully useful genealogical info), or $17.25 for Bounty-Land Warrant Application.I requested the $14.75 info.Since Mansuy's not a direct ancestor, I didn't want to spend too much, but was hoping there would be something in the file that would help me.If we find he is your great, great, great grandfather (and I'm pretty sure he is), you may want to spend some money to get more info.