Monday, June 4, 2012

War of 1812 Records Free During June

imageTo commemorate the 200th anniversary of the commencement of the war, Fold3 has made all of its War of 1812 records free to the public during the month of June. To be clear, the majority of these records are always free and the databases are incomplete.

According to Ancestry.com spokesperson, Matthew Deighton, “the collection consists of more than 400,000 images including 235,000 images from the War of 1812 Pension Files never before available online.”

The free databases are

The pension files database is always free because it is a joint project between Fold3 and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. FGS is soliciting contributions to digitize these records. More information can be found on these web pages:

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