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American Wars Research Bundle on Sale for 30% Off Thru Memorial Day!

To celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, Family Roots Publishing is offering a bundle of three popular American war-related research guides from the publishers of History Magazine. FRPC is discounting them 30% through Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. Regularly 29.85, the bundle is just $20.95 (plus only $5.50 p&h!) The guides are as follows: Life During […]

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Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors

Created as a “200th Anniversary Research Special, Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors, covers resources for the United States, Canada, and British research. Moorshead Magazines, publishers of Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and History Magazine, have published this special volume in memory of, and to provide assistance in researching, the War of 1812. This 82 page […]

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War of 1812 Bicentennial Offers a Wealth of Historic Canadian Sites to Visit This Year

The following excerpt is from the October 22, 2013 Vancouver Sun website Canada – Travellers interested in military history usually think of Europe as the place to visit battlefields, but Canada has its fair share of them and as this year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, there is no better time […]

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Genealogy Road Trip Contest!

The following was received from Thomas MacEntee: Have you ever wanted to take a research trip to one of the top genealogical libraries in the United States and find out more about your ancestors? Are you all packed and ready to hit the road? The Federation of Genealogical Societies is holding a contest to raise […]

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Watch the PBS Special, The War of 1812, Online

Have you watched the PBS Special, The War of 1812? It’s a very interesting documentary on the story of America’s second revolution… As with many PBS specials, it has a website to go with it, where you can learn more about what in many ways is a forgotten war. The following is from the Website: […]

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New FGS Blog for War of 1812 Fundraising

The following is from Thomas McEntee: Preserve the Pensions Blog Provides Key Updates on Community Project February 1, 2013– Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the creation of the Preserve the Pensions blog to assist in its efforts to preserve and digitize 7.2 million pages of War of 1812 Pension Records with […]

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War of 1812 Ship, Ticonderoga, Deteriorating in Open-Sided Shed

The following teaser is from an article in the January 6, 2012 edition of the Detroit Free Press. ALBANY, N.Y. – The upstate New York village that bills itself as the birthplace of the U.S. Navy hasn’t done much to preserve one of the service’s oldest warship relics: the hull of a schooner that was […]

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Records of Pensioners of British Army by the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham Digitized and Posted by findmypast.ie

The following is a teaser from an article in the the December 26, 2012 edition of WicklowPeople.ie. It’s interesting in that it features a British soldier wounded in the Battle of New Orleans – a battle that actually occurred after the offical end of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain. THE […]

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War of 1812 Exhibition at the Canadian War Museum Closes January 6, 2013

The following excerpt is from an article published in the December 19, 2012 edition of OttawaStart.com: Visitors have only a few weeks left to explore the four perspectives of the War of 1812 at the Canadian War Museum. The award-winning exhibition, 1812, supported by National Presenting Sponsor TD Bank Group and National Supporting Sponsor Ancestry.ca, […]

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ISGS Raises Over $40,000 During War of 1812 Records Preservation Campaign

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: Preserve the Pensions Project to Digitize Important Pension Records and Provide Free Access to the Public December 11, 2012 Springfield, IL: The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is proud to announce that it has completed its recently launched $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge with […]

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Bill to Buy War of 1812 Battlefields Before Congress

A bill has been submitted to congress that would allow the National Park Service to buy battlefields of the War of 1812. Following is a teaser from an article in the July 22, 2012 edition of the examiner.com. The House can now vote on a plan to protect battlefields of the American Revolution and the […]

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FGS Announces $135,000 Donation to War of 1812 Pension Project

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee with FGS. This is exciting news! Estate of Jon Stedman To Help Digitize Important Family History Records June 25, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the donation of a generous gift in the amount of $135,000 from the estate of the […]

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ISGS Announces $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: The Illinois State Genealogical Society is proud to support the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ “Preserve the Pensions” campaign. In support of this digitization project the ISGS announces the ISGS $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge. ISGS will MATCH any contribution (up to the first $10,000) […]

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War of 1812 Records FREE at Fold3 During June

Fold3 has opened up all of their War of 1812 records to the public for free during June. This is in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the commencement of the war. The collection consists of more than 400,000 images including 233,000 images from the War of 1812 Pension Files never before available online. The […]

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Genealogy to Go! The War of 1812: Canada and the United States

Genealogy to Go! Is the title for a series of guides similar to the Quicksheet and Genealogy-at-a-Glance series, many of which we have reviewed on this site. Each Genealogy to Go is a four-page, laminated guide printed in multiple colors on an off-white (nearly beige) paper stock. Each guide in the series covers information of […]

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