This Weeks Free Lookups
- Massachusetts Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, 1861-1865 Military Records
The materials date from 1861 to 1865 and follow the military careers of Massachusetts servicemen and their commanding officers. Together, the military records in these volumes reference approximately 140,000 individuals … names of nearly all men who served in Massachusetts units during the Civil War
- 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.
- Revolutionary War Pension Lists Military Records
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, originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, comprise some of the most useful works ever published on Revolutionary War Loyalists.
- Loyalists in the American Revolution
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.