Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Free Access Still Available Until July 15th on Revolutionary War Records

The following is from Fold3.

Access Revolutionary War Records for Free*

Revolutionary War Signing for Payment VouchersDid you have ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War? Come check out Fold3's more than 5 million Revolutionary War records, which you can explore for free July 1–15.
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Full access to the Revolutionary War collection can help you find even more information on the people or events you're researching. For example, let's say you're researching James Morris of Connecticut. You can learn from his Revolutionary War pension file that he served in the Battle of Germantown, where he was taken prisoner of war for three years.
George WashingtonBut your research doesn't have to stop there. If you wanted to discover more about Morris than you found in his pension file, you could look in the Revolutionary War Rolls to find him listed on a muster rollduring his time as a prisoner. If you were interested in learning more what Morris's time as a prisoner of war may have been like, you could search for accounts of other Revolutionary War POWs—in places like the pension files, the Pennsylvania Archives, the papers of the Continental Congress, and elsewhere. Or if you'd rather flesh out your understanding of the battle Morris was captured in, then you could read George Washington's own account of the Battle of Germantown in the papers of the Continental Congress.
There's a lot to discover in the Revolutionary War Collection. Start your own exploration here.
*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until July 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Free access requires registration for a free Fold3 account. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Fold3 membership.

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