FamilySearch supports making records freely available for family historians and genealogists throughout the world. The Federation of Genealogical Societies and FamilySearch have cooperated on a number of these efforts in the genealogical community. Currently, the Federation is leading an effort to digitize and make freely available the pension records for all soldiers who served in the War of 1812. There were 180,000 pensioners and the files contain 7.2 million images including the names and relationships of other family members. The files are arranged alphabetically and to date, the first few letters of the alphabet have been completed with several hundred thousand images already freely available.
Cooperation Makes Records Available for FREE
November 9, 2012 By