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War of 1812

Genealogy and history resources for the War of 1812 including pictures, maps, US bounty land warrants, causes, cemeteries, societies, Canadian muster rolls, military service records and other information.

American Prisoners of War Buried at Dartmoor Prison
This Web site lists name, rank, unit/ship, date of death and town/state for American prisoners of war buried in the Dartmoor POW Cemetery between 1813 and 1815.

Bounty Land Warrants
An article by Jan Bishop McFarland which discusses Bounty Land Warrants and how they can be useful for tracing ancestors who served in the War of 1812.

Database of Illinois War of 1812 Veterans
This free online database indexes the names of Illinois militiamen listed on the War of 1812 muster rolls included in the ninth volume of the Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1902).

Genealogical Fallout from the War of 1812
Merchant Seaman's Protection Certificates, used to protect American merchant seamen from impressment by the British, are of great value to genealogists and historians. Learn what they contain and how to find them from Ruth Priest Dixon in this article from Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration Spring 1992, vol.24, no.1.

General Society of the War of 1812
This national society and its state societies work to preserve the records, collections and graves from the War of 1812. Only gentlemen above the age of twenty-one (21) years who are a lineal descendant of one who served during the War of 1812 are eligible for membership.

National Society United States Daughters of 1812
Organized on January 8, 1892, this society requires lineal descent from an ancestor who rendered military, naval or civil service between the close of the American Revolutionary War in 1783 and the close of the War of 1812 in 1815.

War of 1812 Cemetery
This cemetery, located in Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, is the burial ground for many soldiers who served in the War of 1812 from all over the United States and some British soldiers as well.

The War of 1812 - Galafilm
Produced as a companion to a four part documentary film production on the 1812 conflict, this site is intended for students, teachers and anybody interested in this fascinating period of North American history. Lots of wonderful images and maps and the site is also available in French

War of 1812 - Genealogy Forum
A free genealogy forum for exchanging surnames, tips and ideas or asking questions pertaining to the War of 1812.

War of 1812: A Historical Overview
A brief history of the war by the Canadian Military Heritage Project.

War of 1812 : Military Bounty Land Warrants
A description of the 105 bound volumes containing two series of military bounty land warrants issued between 1815 and 1858 to veterans of the War of 1812, and 4 volumes of indexes to the warrants which were microfilmed by the Family History Library.

War of 1812 Service Records
Search or browse over 550,000 records from the War of 1812, including papers, prisoner of war records and an index to pension application files. Available only as part of a paid subscription to Ancestry.com, or through a free trial offer.

The War of 1812 - Why? What? and Who?
Check out Google Books to read this free, digitized chapter from "Footprints of Four Centuries" by Hamilton W. Mabie and Marshal H. Bright, Publ. ca 1897, about the second war for independence.

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