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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 a concise and easy-to-use format, it provides an overview of the facts you need to know in order to begin and proceed successfully with your research.
Revolutionary War expert Craig Scott here 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.