Endless Opportunties… to Learn!

The War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions team have all been quite busy, and we’re excited to share with everyone what we’ve been working on. Each and every one of these projects was designed to assist you in finding your War of 1812 ancestor, so you may want to set aside some research time!

  • We are proud to announce that Ancestors, Family, and Associates in the War of 1812 Records is now available on Ancestry Academy – and it’s FREE to watch FOREVER. We appreciate Ancestry’s continued support of the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions project. This recording featured David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, and reviews a brief history of the war, the records created by the conflict, and potential opportunities for researchers. You do need a free Ancestry Academy account to watch the video.
  • Also new and now available is the War of 1812 Research Genealogy At A Glance research guide; available through Family Roots Publishing Company. This laminated guide will assist you in identifying records affiliated with the War, and their location and contents. The guide is available for $8.06.
  • For those interested in a bit more, Family Roots Publishing Company is offering a bundle package to celebrate the release of our new Genealogy At A Glance guide! Available until March 28 only, you can get both the laminated guide and a copy of Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors, compiled by David A. Norris (2012), and save 20%. Get the details here.
  • Don’t forget! Our popular webinar, presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, is available for free as well from Legacy Family Tree Webinars. This presentation, “The War of 1812 Records – Preserving the Pensions” is a great place to learn specifics on the pension files and more.


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What will you find in the pension files from the War of 1812?


We hope you are able to take advantage of all of these offerings. To contribute to this effort and to ensure that we are able to digitize each and every page of the War of 1812 pension files, please make a donation today; every dollar is important! Together, we will protect these vital historical documents forever.


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