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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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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This is a consolidated 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.  
  
The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and the British Empire, including Great Britain, Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The Treaty of Ghent, which became effective on February 18, 1815, ended the war. With the signing of the treaty the U.S. and Britain recognized the pre-war boundaries between the United States and Canada, and gave the United States fishing rights to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.&nbsp;
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The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and the British Empire, including Great Britain, Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The Treaty of Ghent, which became effective on February 18, 1815, ended the war. With the signing of the treaty the U.S. and Britain recognized the pre-war boundaries between the United States and Canada, and gave the United States fishing rights to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  
  
This index covers records for the years 1812 to 1815.&nbsp;
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This index covers records for the years 1812 to 1815. It was created as a rapid access to individuals who served during the War of 1812. These records are generally reliable.
  
The index was created as a rapid access to individuals who served during the War of 1812.
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These records are generally reliable.
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For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916219/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Adjutant General's Office. "United States, Index to Service Records, War of 1812." NARA microfilm publication M602. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. : n.d.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
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[[United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (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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== Collection Content  ==
  
== 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|General Index Card Examples
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The index includes the following information:  
 
The index includes the following information:  
  
[[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|United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (11-0289) DGS 4867415 29 38 59.jpg]]
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*Name of soldier  
 
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*Name of soldier
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*Rank, position or job  
 
*Rank, position or job  
 
*Military unit in which served  
 
*Military unit in which served  
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*References and notes
 
*References and notes
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Surname Range which takes you to the images.
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To search for your ancestors in the index it is helpful to know the following:  
 
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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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To search for your ancestors in the index you will need to know the following:  
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*Full names  
 
*Full names  
 
*Approximate dates of service
 
*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.  
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To search the collection by name:'''<br>Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. <br><br>
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>⇒Select "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.
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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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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
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.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
 
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.  
 
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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*Use the regiment and state to locate other military records such as enlistment or pension records  
 
*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.  
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*Use the regiment and state to locate census, church, and land records.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*Compile a list of other personnel with the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile a 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.
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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.  
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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.
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== Related Digital Books ==
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4528012&from=fhd Kentucky Veterans of the War of 1812]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE113608&from=fhd Massachusetts Militia Published Roster]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE527035&from=fhd Maryland Roster of the War of 1812]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE113306&from=fhd Ohio Soldiers of the War of 1812]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3999151&from=fhd Pennsylvania  Archives Series 2, Volume 12 Muster Rolls Soldiers of the War of 1812]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1978471&from=fhd Vermont Soldiers of the War of 1812]
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/military-records-waltham.html#war1812 National Archives Waltham, MA]  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/volunteers.pdf NARA Reference Report Volunteer Service during the War of 1812]
*[http://www.archives.gov/pacific/archives/riverside/finding-aids/microfilm-military.html National Archives Laguna-Niguel, CA]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/300392?q=*:* NARA Carded Records Showing Military Service Collection Description]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1991/winter/war-of-1812.html Genealogical Records of the War of 1812]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/ National Archives Military Resources: War of 1812]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/1812-discharge-certificates/discharge-certificates.html National Archives War of 1812 Discharge Certificates]
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*[http://www.usdaughters1812.org/librarypublic.html National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Library]
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*[http://www.usdaughters1812.org/dbLaunch.html National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Ancestor Database]
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*[http://www.gsw1812.org/ General Society War of 1812]
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*[http://www.nps.gov/jela/learn/historyculture/upload/Battle-of-New-Orleans-Muster-Lists-final-copy-01062015.pdf National Park Service Battle of New Orleans, American Muster and Troop Roster List]
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*[https://archon.klnpa.org/psa/?p=collections/controlcard&id=260 Pennsylvania State Archives War of 1812 Index of Soldiers]
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*[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/home/collections/war-of-1812-pay-vouchers North Carolina State Library War of 1812 Pay Vouchers]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[US Military Service Records|US Military Service Records]]
 
*[[US Military Service Records|US Military Service Records]]
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br>
  
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, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M602. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}
 
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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|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
 
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{{Record Citation Link
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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"United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815" images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 15 September 2011). &nbsp;Alexander J. Erwin; citing Military Records, En-Eu, image 1241; Federal Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C., United States.
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What is in the Collection?

This is a consolidated 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.

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and the British Empire, including Great Britain, Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The Treaty of Ghent, which became effective on February 18, 1815, ended the war. With the signing of the treaty the U.S. and Britain recognized the pre-war boundaries between the United States and Canada, and gave the United States fishing rights to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

This index covers records for the years 1812 to 1815. It was created as a rapid access to individuals who served during the War of 1812. These records are generally reliable.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815.

Collection Content

The index includes the following information:

  • Name of soldier
  • Rank, position or job
  • Military unit in which served
  • State of enlistment
  • References and notes

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search for your ancestors in the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • Full names
  • Approximate dates of service

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches.

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Surname 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.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Compile a 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.
  • 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.


Related Digital Books

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

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


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M602. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815.