Do I need to tell readers of the report that I accessed the index at 3:00 a.m. while in my sleep attire? No But I do need to tell readers that I believe George Trautvetter did not receive a Civil War pension because I looked in the following places in the following ways:
- Pension Payment Card Index--searched the digital version of the cards at www.familysearch.org for name variants as listed in name variant list.
- Unit Index to Pensions--searched the digital version of the cards at www.fold3.com for name variants as indicated in name variant list.
- Name variant list--here I would list all the variants of Trautvetter that I search for in indexes of this type.