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| RW_URL_01 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/563315?q=war%20of%201812 National Archives Index to war of 1812 Pension Application Files]
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| RW_URL_02 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/564415?q=war%20of%201812%20pension%20applications National Archives War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files]
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1991/winter/war-of-1812.html Genealogical Records of the War of 1812]
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| RW_URL_04 =[http://www.usdaughters1812.org/librarypublic.html National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Library]
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| RW_URL_05 =[http://www.usdaughters1812.org/dbLaunch.html National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Ancestor Database]
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| RW_URL_06 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/order/order-vets-records.html National Archives Access to Military Service and Pension Records]
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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Index to pension applications for service in the War of 1812. Most of the pension were granted based on two acts passed by Congress in 1871 and 1878. The files cover the years from 1812 to 1910 and is arranged alphabetically by veteran's name. The images are the face side of the file jackets. Most of the files are for veterans and their widows who were on the pension rolls in the 1870s and 1880s. The last pensioned veteran died in 1905. Widows continued to receive pensions after that date. The index is from National Archives microfilm publication M313 and is part of Record Group 15 Records of the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  
This is an index to pension applications which corresponds to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publication M313. It is arranged alphabetically by veteran's name. The images are the face side of the file jackets. Most of the files are for veterans and their widows who were on the pension rolls in the 1870s and 1880s. The last pensioned veteran died in 1905. Widows continued to receive pensions after that date.
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
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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This documents individuals who fought in the War of 1812. These records are generally reliable.
  
{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin--> Veterans Administration. "United States, Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files." NARA microfilm publication M313. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. : n.d.<!--bibdescend--> }}
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== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
  
[[United States, Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files (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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'''Information found in these records varies greatly depending on the type of service rendered'''. However the following facts are usually found in the records:
  
== Record Content  ==
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*Name of soldier
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*Name of widow
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*Military unit in which served
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*Date of enlistment and discharge date
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*Birth date of soldier
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*Marriage date of soldier and widow
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*Maiden name of widow
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*Death date of soldier
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*Death date of widow
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*Discharge Papers
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*Other Supporting Papers
  
Genealogical information found in these records varies greatly depending on the type of service rendered. However the following key facts are usually found in the records:
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The section of the Index of 1812 pension application cards that reads “Service” may often include the rank of the solider followed by the name of the unit that he was assigned to. That may be confusing because the units are named after commanding officers.
  
The record documents individuals who fought in the War of 1812.  
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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* The full name of the soldier.
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*The birth date and birth place of the soldier.
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*The name of the soldier's widow.
  
These records are generally reliable.
 
  
[[Image:United States Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files (10-0291) DGS 4596530 68.jpg|thumb|right|United States Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files (10-0291) DGS 4596530 68.jpg]]
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1834325?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
*Name of soldier
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1834325/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<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 the “Film" category which takes you to the images
*Name of widow
 
*Military unit in which served
 
*Date of enlistment and discharge date
 
*Birth date of soldier
 
*Marriage date of soldier and widow
 
*Maiden name of widow
 
*Death date of soldier
 
*Death date of widow
 
*Discharge Papers
 
*Other Supporting Papers
 
  
<br>The section of the Index of 1812 pension application cards that reads “Service” may often include the rank of the solider followed by the name of the unit that he was assigned to. That may be confusing because the units are named after commanding officers.
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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With either search keep in mind:
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the ''“DGS Film Number”'' which takes you to the images.  
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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.
  
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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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
<br>To search for your ancestors in the index you will need to know their full names. Check the index for the surname and then the given name. 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, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1834325 United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
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.  
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When you have located your ancestor in the index to the War of 1812 Pension Application Files, 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.  
  
For example:
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
  
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
 
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
 
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*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
<br>You may also find these search tips helpful:
 
 
 
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
For more information see the wiki article: [[Steps for research in United States Military Records|Steps for research in United States Military Records]]. <br>
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*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.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/military-records-waltham.html#war1812 National Archives Waltham, MA]  
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For more information see the wiki article: [[Steps for research in United States Military Records|Steps for research in United States Military Records]]. <br>
*[http://www.archives.gov/pacific/archives/riverside/finding-aids/microfilm-military.html National Archives Laguna-Niguel, CA]
 
  
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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>
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"Database with Images. &lt;i&gt;FamilySearch&lt;/i&gt;. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M313. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}} <br><br>
  
*[[US Military Pension Records|US Military Pension Records]]
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
*[[US War of 1812 Pension Records|US War of 1812 Pension Records]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
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.
 
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
 
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910" index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 02 Aug 2012), Stephen Easton; citing Military Records, FHL microfilm 840482; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
"United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910", index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 2August 2012),0046257467 &gt; image 900 of 928, Seth W. Porter, widow Cynthia Porter; citing Military Records, FHL microfilm 840482; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.
 
  
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Record Description
Record Type Index to Pension Applications
Record Group RG 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773-2007
Collection years 1812-1910
Microfilm Publication M313. Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files.. 102 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetically by name of veteran
National Archives Identifier 563315
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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National Archives and Records Administration


What Is in the Collection?

Index to pension applications for service in the War of 1812. Most of the pension were granted based on two acts passed by Congress in 1871 and 1878. The files cover the years from 1812 to 1910 and is arranged alphabetically by veteran's name. The images are the face side of the file jackets. Most of the files are for veterans and their widows who were on the pension rolls in the 1870s and 1880s. The last pensioned veteran died in 1905. Widows continued to receive pensions after that date. The index is from National Archives microfilm publication M313 and is part of Record Group 15 Records of the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Collection Content

Sample Image

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 documents individuals who fought in the War of 1812. These records are generally reliable.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

Information found in these records varies greatly depending on the type of service rendered. However the following facts are usually found in the records:

  • Name of soldier
  • Name of widow
  • Military unit in which served
  • Date of enlistment and discharge date
  • Birth date of soldier
  • Marriage date of soldier and widow
  • Maiden name of widow
  • Death date of soldier
  • Death date of widow
  • Discharge Papers
  • Other Supporting Papers

The section of the Index of 1812 pension application cards that reads “Service” may often include the rank of the solider followed by the name of the unit that he was assigned to. That may be confusing because the units are named after commanding officers.

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of the soldier.
  • The birth date and birth place of the soldier.
  • The name of the soldier's widow.


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “Film" category which takes you to the images


With either search 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next ?

When you have located your ancestor in the index to the War of 1812 Pension Application Files, 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.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been seeking the pension.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • 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 counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

For more information see the wiki article: Steps for research in United States Military Records.

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 Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M313. 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 Pension Application Files, 1812-1910.


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 Pension Application Files, 1812-1910.


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