Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors; Compiled by David A. Norris; 68 pps; 8.5x11; Full Color; Item # MM012-PDF; PDF downloadable eBook, Downloads are available immediately upon placing order.
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Resources for USA, Canadian and British Research!
- Army & Navy Records
- Bounty Land Warrants
- Newspapers & Maps
- Government Records
- Cemetery Records
- Pension Records
- Militia Service
- US Marines
- Prisoners of War
- And More!
- War of 1812: Introduction, An introduction to look at what resources are available to researchers
- Chronology & Outline, An outline of the war, and the causes and resolution
- US Government Records, Local government records could reveal details of an ancestor’s home and life
- Canadian War of 1812 Records, Published and online sources make tracking Canadian soldiers much easier
- British War of 1812 Records, Tips on resources for locating ancestors who may have fought with the British Army or Royal Navy
- US Army Records, A bit of digging might uncover a treasure trove of information on an ancestor in the US Army
- United States Marines, Although US Marines were a small force in 1812, a number of resources exist for them
- Naval Records, New resources provide valuable details on the lives of sailors in the US Navy
- Prize Money: Spoils of War, Prize money could more than double a sailors pay
- Militia Service, Most veterans of the War of 1812 served brief periods in the militia
- Bounty Land Warrants, Land bounty records are a valuable source of information on veterans and their heirs
- Cemetery Records, A number of resources are available that can help you locate burial sites
- Impressment, Maritime records are useful research tools and document a tumultuous era
- Maps, Historic maps help bring the War of 1812 era, and your family history, to life
- Pensions, Pension files can reveal where your ancestor was born, where they lived and died and more
- Privateer & Naval Pensions, An important genealogical resource for anyone researching a maritime ancestor
- Newspapers: Breaking News! Newspapers of the War of 1812 era are a valuable genealogical and historical resource
- Prisoners Of War, Records of prisoners of war can provide additional details of an ancestor’s life
- Last Survivors, As a rule of thumb, the last survivor of a war will live roughly 90 years after the war
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