Wednesday, 11 May 2011

US War of 1812 pension records

I mentioned yesterday that FamilySearch had launched a new series of US civil war pension records, which will have lots of Scots descended folk on both sides of the conflict, including a fair few on the Confederate side (with the St Andrews Saltire in the middle of their flag!).

Today the pension application records from an earlier American conflict have been launched online at - the War of 1812. Less than one per cent of the records are at present online, this is just a launch, but the project will increase slowly across time.

The US's Federation of Genealogy Societies is behind the fundraising to do this (see, and the records are being made available for free on the Footnote hosted site at

(With thanks to @KyHistSoc on Twitter)


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