The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars

The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars

by Beth Foulk

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The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars


Land given as a "Bounty" for military service has been an American tradition from the Colonial Era up to the Civil War when the practice saw its ultimate discontinuance. The Spanish-American and Mexican-American Wars and the battle waged by the veterans for their bounty land tell the story of a nation and a military in transition. Lucky for us genealogists, there is a "bounty" of both military pension and land-purchase records left behind to tell the story both nationally and personally.


 
 

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Presenter: Beth Foulk

Beth Foulk has turned a lifetime genealogy passion into an opportunity to share what she’s learned with genealogists across the country.
She has documented her Civil War, War of 1812, and Revolutionary War ancestors.  She has mapped the migration of her Kansas and Missouri pioneers.  And researched the arrival of her many Massachusetts Colonial settlers.  Each ancestor and each story quickly become a “teaching moment” for her classes.

“The only thing more fun than a genealogy find, is sharing what I’ve learned to help other genealogists.”

Foulk has been “spreading the genealogy gospel” since 2008 when she first taught as a volunteer at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri.
 

Beth Foulk