The Revolution was not just a day or a year. It began in 1775 at Concord until the end at Yorktown in 1781. It can be said it started before 1775 with the first shot at the Boston Massacre in 1773. Before that was the French and Indian War. So many important bits of history led up to a world war that consisted of the American colonies, Britain, France, Germany and Spain. Many families of that time took part in the war and may not have even known it. There are many records out there on the web to help us out.
So….Let’s get started searching.
Family search if a free site FREE. We like free. FamilySearch • Free Family Trees and Genealogy Archives
Ancestry. Yes it is a pay but sometimes we are stuck. U.S. Revolutionary War Records | Ancestry
Connecticut Archives: Connecticut State Library – Preserving the past. Informing the Future. (ctstatelibrary.org) Connecticut Archives Home – “Connecticut Archives”, 1629-1820 – LibGuides Home at Connecticut State Library, Division of Library Development (ctstatelibrary.org) It may take a bit of digging through this but It is a really interesting place to library to dig through. Reference – History & Genealogy – LibGuides Home at Connecticut State Library, Division of Library Development (ctstatelibrary.org) Check all of the site.
New Jersey Dept of State. – Searchable Databases and Records Request Forms – (state.nj.us) Yes it is a pay to get the actual record BUT when I gave a quick scan for my family name it came up with someone I may pay a whole whopping $5 to get the record. Not too bad.
Privateers and Mariners in the Revolutionary War: Privateers or Merchant Mariners help win the Revolutionary War (usmm.org)
This site if full of state archive sites Online Revolutionary War Indexes and Records (militaryindexes.com)
American Revolutionary War Soldiers & Their Descendants American Revolution War Soldiers & Their Descendants (rootsweb.com)
Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Research System – National Society Sons of the American Revolution (sar.org)
Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of the American Revolution | (dar.org)
GERMAN AUXILIARY SOLDIERS WHO REMAINED IN NORTH AMERICA AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND WHOSE MILITARY SERVICE AND FAMILY HISTORIES HAVE BEEN RESEARCHED AND PUBLISHED OR DOCUMENTED BY THE JSHA Johannes Schwalm Historical Association Researched Soldiers Form<META Name=”keywords” CONTENT=”Hessian Revolutionary German History descendants Journal Periodical publications geneology”> (jsha.org
I wish I had someone in my family in the south so I could use it. Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Applications & Rosters (revwarapps.org)
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