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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.
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- Department of War. United States, Revolutionary War Rolls NARA M246. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC, United States.
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
- Name of company and battalion
- Length 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
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Search the Collection
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Type of Service (State, Continental or Miscellaneous)" category
⇒Select the "Military Unit, Year Range and Jacket or Folder Number" category which takes you to the images.
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.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.