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To identify state and military units, see the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Revolutionary_War_Rolls_Coverage_Table Revolutionary War Rolls Coverage Table].  
 
To identify state and military units, see the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Revolutionary_War_Rolls_Coverage_Table Revolutionary War Rolls Coverage Table].  
  
For a list of records by localities and roll numbers currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2068326/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980.}}  
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[[United States, Revolutionary War Rolls (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:United States, Revolutionary War Rolls (12-0415) DGS 4171611_815.jpg|Revolutionary War Rolls
 
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</gallery> Information found in this collection may include:  
 
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number, Type of Service, Jacket Number Range" which takes you to the images.<br>  
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To search the collection:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number, Type of Service, Jacket Number Range" which takes you to the images.<br>  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
  
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*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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[[United States Military Records]]  
 
[[United States Military Records]]  
  
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box:
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2068326/waypoints United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783]
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When you copy information from a record, you should 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.  
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'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980.}} <br><br>
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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Latest revision as of 19:02, 13 August 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

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Contents

Record Description

This collection contains images of muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other personnel, pay, and supply records of the American Army during the Revolutionary War. The collection is arranged by type of service, military unit, and jacket or folder number. This collection is from Record Group 93, War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, and is National Archives Microfilm publication M246.

To identify state and military units, see the Revolutionary War Rolls Coverage Table.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:
  • Name of soldier
  • Rank, company and battalion
  • Term of service
  • If service was in the field
  • If in command
  • If sick
  • If in the hospital
  • If on furlough

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number, Type of Service, Jacket Number Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby military units.

Related Websites

National Archives

Related Wiki Articles

United States Military Records

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation

"United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783.


 

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