August 1, 2014

Loyalists in the American Revolution

Loyalists were American colonists who retained allegiance to the British Crown. Also known as “Tories,” Loyalists were estimated to have made up one-third of colonial America’s population. The thirteen volumes of records produced in this database comprise some of the most useful works ever published on Revolutionary War Loyalists.

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July 31, 2014

Revolutionary War Pension Lists Military Records

Military pension records are among the most authoritative sources of genealogical information because they were granted on the basis of approved applications. Pension applications had to be supported by documents substantiating proof of service and ultimately approved by the War Department before being submitted to Congress for approval.

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July 30, 2014

New York in the Revolution and War of 1812 Military Records

In records ranging from military diaries and muster rolls to historical essays, this data collection details New York’s participation in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Within the indexed images of six books, you’ll find reference to approximately 217,000 individuals.
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July 29, 2014

Massachusetts Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, 1861-1865 Military Records

Contains images of the pages from all 9 volumes of Massachusetts soldiers, sailors and marines in the Civil War. The materials date from 1861 to 1865 and follow the military careers of Massachusetts servicemen and their commanding officers.

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July 28, 2014

101 of the Best Free Websites for Climbing Your Family Tree (Genealogy)

This guide contains 101 of the best websites for free genealogy, The One-Hour Genealogist guide was researched, tested and compiled by foremost Internet genealogy expert, Nancy Hendrickson. Using her years of online experience, Nancy has put together her favorite and most-used free sites. Each of the first 50 sites include an Overview, of the site an explanation of Why This Site, and a suggested Search Strategy.... 

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Maryland and Delaware Revolutionary Patriots, 1775-1783 Military Records

Within the indexed images of 11 volumes, you’ll find approximately 104,000 individuals from Maryland and Delaware who contributed in some fashion as patriots to support the freedom of the American colonies from the rule of Great Britain. While many of the individuals listed were soldiers and associators, others participated by giving material aid to the army or serving in an office or on a committee at the town, county, or state level.

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