Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor

Thomas MacEntee
Oct 15, 2014
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Speaker's Introduction
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Major Battles
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Star Spangled Banner
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Major Record Sets
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Veteran Indentification Strategy
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Regiment and Company
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Regular Amy Volunteers and State Militias
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Service Records
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Enlistment Records
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Discharge Certificates
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Seamen's Papers
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Bounty Land Records
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Pension Application Files
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Census Records
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Awards and Claims
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Prisoner of War Records
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Old Soldiers Homes
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Death Records
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The Case of Sylvester Lincoln
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Research Log
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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After-webinar party
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About this webinar

The War of 1812, often called America's Second Revolution, left behind a valuable set of records that have proven valuable for genealogical research. Many of these records can help solve the "pre-1850 census" issues when only the head of household was named in the US federal census. Participants will learn about the War of 1812, the major record sets of benefit to genealogists, how to identify service information such as location and military section of service, and which records are available to access online.

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