Veterans Day: Always remember how freedom is preserved

Veterans Day. Armistice Day. Day of Remembrance. Whatever you call it, it’s a day to honor those who have served in the military to help protect freedoms around the world. I have many relatives who served the U.S. citizens. Among them, my Dad, Bill Stuart, served in WWII, Great Great Grandfather William Slaker was in […]

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No great danger of her ever marrying again

The War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Records are filled with family details.  These records are housed at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, they are in deteriorating condition. William Lamson served in the War of 1812 in a New York militia unit led by Captain Cornelius Dubois. His War of 1812 Pension […]

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War of 1812 Pensions: 362,206 more pages funded for digitization!

During the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in San Antonio, last week, there was a special event that helped raise the funds to digitized 362, 206 more pages of the War of 1812 pension files. Digitize and make them searchable, free, and printable to anyone forever. What a nice phrase. The FGS 2014 Celebrity Fun […]

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FamilySearch Adds to Genealogy Community Fundraising Effort

If ever something deserved a WOW and a THANK YOU, this is it! The following is excerpted from a Press Release received today from the Federation of Genealogical Societies: November 27, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce that the War of 1812 “Preserve the Pensions” Digitization Fund […]

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Fold3.com now has 100,000,000 images!

This recent press release from Fold3.com is reason to celebrate! Fold3 now has more than one hundred million images on the website. I know I have found some wonderful information on the website. It is a subscription website and well worth the cost. Fold3.com is also where the War of 1812 Pension Records are being […]

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War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Project update

You may have read previous posts I did about this exciting project. I just checked the FREE images on the Fold3 website www.fold3.com/title_761/war_of_1812_pension_files/ and there are now 253,498 images on there. I think July 4th is a great day to honor this project. I have donated twice and will donate again in August at the […]

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Memorial Day 2011: War of 1812 Ancestry

Several times this past week I drove by Fort Snelling National Cemetery. My father and mother, father-in-law and mother-in-law, and some other relatives are buried there. Seeing all those rows of stark white stones against the vibrant green grass is both sobering and exquisite. I have U.S. ancestors and family that participated in the Civil […]

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Preserving the records related to military service.

State archives and historical societies as well as the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration house many older records of military service, bounty land awards, and pension records. These often hold a wealth of family details including birthplaces, marriage date and place, places of residence, and many other important pieces of information. In a future […]

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FGS Press Release on War of 1812 Pension Project

The Federation of Genealogical Societies just issued this exciting press release. Please share the news with your friends in genealogical, historical, and military society circles. You can also make a contribution to the fund by visiting the FGS booth in the Exhibit Hall during this week’s National Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City. The […]

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