United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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To search for your ancestors in the index you will need to know the following:
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|title=United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812
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== Collection Time Period  ==
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*Full names
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*Approximate dates of service
  
This index covers records for the years 1812 to 1815.  
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If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and&nbsp;misinterpretations.
  
== Record Description  ==
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Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
  
This is a consolidated name index to the compiled military service records for soldiers who served in the War of 1812, located in the National Archives. The index is arranged in alphabetical order by surname.
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.
 
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=== Record Content  ===
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[[Image:United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (11-0289) DGS 4867415 29 38 59.jpg|thumb|right]]
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The index includes the following information:
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*Name
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*Regiment
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*State of enlistment
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*Rank, position, or job
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*References and notes
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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The following suggestions may help you in your search:
  
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*Use the regiment and state to locate&nbsp;other military records such as enlistment or pension records
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*Use the regiment and state to locate&nbsp;census, church, and land records.
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*Compilea list of other personnel with&nbsp;the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.&nbsp;
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
 
== Record History  ==
 
== Record History  ==
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
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=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
 
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
 
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->United States. Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. NARA publication M602. Federal Archives and Records Center. Washington D.C. <!--bibdescend-->
 
 
[[Category:United_States|Military]]
 

Revision as of 17:39, 4 August 2011

To search for your ancestors in the index you will need to know the following:

  • Full names
  • Approximate dates of service

If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.

Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.

The following suggestions may help you in your search:

  • Use the regiment and state to locate other military records such as enlistment or pension records
  • Use the regiment and state to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Compilea list of other personnel with the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual. 
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Record History