Bundle of American Revolutionary War Research Aids – 30% off through August 9

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Family Roots Publishing has again put together a bundle of 3 items, from three separate publishers, dealing with research on you American Revolutionary War ancestor. If you think you may have Revolutionary War ancestors, this packet is just for you.

The bundle is priced at 30% off MSRP, making it just $26.53 (Reg. $37.90) P&H is just $5.50 – a savings of $9 or more in postage, as these items all come from separate publishing companies. If you have one of more of these items already, you may purchase the other items at 10% off at their respective pages at the FRPC website. The sale now runs through Tusday, August 9, 2016.

The 3 items are as follows:
Genealogy at a Glance: Revolutionary War Genealogy Research; by Craig R. Scott
Tracing Your Revolutionary War Ancestors, by David Norris
Genealogy at a Glance – Revolutionary War Research – 4 page folded laminate by Craig R. Scott CG, FUGA
Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers 1818-1872 and the Pension Payment Vouchers They Represent,
by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA

Following is a description of each of the items:

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Tracing Your Revolutionary War Ancestors; Compiled by author David A. Norris: from the Publishers of History Magazine; 68pp; Paper; saddle-stapled; Full Color; 8.5×11; Item # MM022

Start Your Revolutionary War Research!

Locate Your Ancestors In:

  • Military Service Files
  • Navy and Privateer Records
  • State Rosters
  • Pensions
  • Cemetery & Death Records
  • Political & Government Records
  • Bounty Land Warrants
  • Loyalists Records
  • And More!

Here is a complete list of articles you will find in this special edition publication:

Revolutionary War: Getting Started, An overview of some of the Resources for locating ancestors from the Revolutionary War era.

Revolutionary War Pension Files; An abundance of genealogical gold!

The “Other” Pensions: A bit off the beaten track; these state pension sources may revel some unexpected family history.

Federal Bounty Land Warrants; An excellent source for confirming an ancestor’s military service when other key records are missing.

State Bounty Land Records; For men with short-term army service, or who fought in the militia, these records might be the best proof of wartime service you can find.

Cemetery and Death Records; Gravestone inscriptions and burial records can provide tremendous assistance to Revolutionary War research.

Army Records; Although many records were lost over time, there are several alternate sources you should look into.

State Rosters & Databases; A sampling of books and a few online databases to assist you in beginning, or continuing, your research.

Navy Records; Between the official and private naval vessels, a sizeable portion of the patriot’s military personnel served at sea.

Privateer Records; An estimated 58,400 crew served in private armed vessels during the war, those sailors likely have a lot of decadence searching for them.

Prisoner of War Records; A look at some POW records sources, and some insight into the prisons and prison hulks used for confinement.

Loyalists Records; Resources for locating supporters of the Crown.

Political & Government Records; Documents and records books written by officials of all levels of government, as well as political committees, from a tremendous trove of material for genealogists.

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Genealogy at a Glance: Revolutionary War Genealogy Research; by Craig R. Scott, CG; 4 pp., folded; 8.5 x 11; Published: 2011; Laminated, ISBN: 9780806318844; Item # GPC5210

Tracing descent from a Revolutionary War ancestor is a lofty goal, and this “Genealogy at a Glance” publication will give a much-needed kick-start to your research, setting you on the correct course by guiding you through all the major record sources and online resources you’re likely to need in establishing Revolutionary War ancestry.

Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the “Genealogy at a Glance” series attempts to give you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. In less than a handful of pages (specially laminated for heavy use), it provides an overview of the facts you need to know in order to begin and proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance!

In this instance, Revolutionary War expert Craig Scott provides step-by-step guidance to the standard Revolutionary War sources such as pension records, compiled service records, and records of lineage societies, explaining how they can be used and where they can be found. And he brings you quickly up to speed on the important records of the militia, state troops, and Continental troops, including muster rolls, pay rolls, bounty land records, and settled accounts.

In addition, Scott provides crucial information about National Archives microfilm records, citations to the standard works on Revolutionary War genealogy, and references to all major online resources—all of which will be invaluable in helping you find your Revolutionary ancestor.

“Genealogy At A Glance: Revolutionary War Genealogy Research” Book Review

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Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818-1872 and the Pension Payment Vouchers They Represent; by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA; 2014; 8½x11, paper, 78 pp.; ISBN: 0788455869; Item #: HBS5586

The purpose of this book is two-fold:

  1. to provide advice on how to effectively and efficiently use pension ledgers
  2. act as a finding aid to pension ledgers and pension vouchers that relate to Revolutionary War pensioners and some invalid pensioners of the War of 1812. It is based on a finding aid found in the Microfilm Reading Room of the National Archives, Washington, D.C., and the author’s many years experience with pension ledgers and payment vouchers.

The pensions that are the focus of this book are the various Revolutionary War and Old Wars pensions that were paid under various acts from the end of the Revolutionary War until the last act dealing with Revolutionary War widows in 1858.

  • They include Revolutionary War survivor pensions paid under the Acts of 1818, 1820, 1826, 1828 and 1832.
  • They include Revolutionary War widow pensions paid under the acts of 1836, 1838, 1843, 1844, 1848, 1853 and 1858.
  • They include payments made to invalid pensioners paid under the Old Wars pension act.
  • Some widows of soldiers who died in the War of 1812 are included among these ledgers, when paid prior to 1873.

Chapters include:

  • Pension Ledgers;
  • Pension Payment Vouchers;
  • Last Payments;
  • Final Payments;
  • Case Studies;
  • Case Study #1: Isaac Kingman of Goshen, Massachusetts;
  • Case Study #2: Daniel Waldo, one of the last surviving soldiers of the Revolution;
  • Case Study #3: Hedgeman Triplett of Franklin County, Kentucky.

Facsimile reprints of original documents and two appendices (Pension Ledger roll list and Pension Ledger List by State, Location, and Act) add to the value of this work.

Again – the bundle is priced at 30% off MSRP, making it just $26.53 (Reg. $37.90) P&H is just $5.50 – a savings of $9 or more in postage, as these items all come from separate publishing companies. If you have one or more of these items already, you may purchase the other items at 10% off at their respective pages at the FRPC website. The sale now runs through Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

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