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== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
 
This is a consolidated index to the compiled military service records for soldiers who served in the War of 1812, located in the National Archives. The index is arranged in alphabetical order by surname.  
 
This is a consolidated index to the compiled military service records for soldiers who served in the War of 1812, located in the National Archives. The index is arranged in alphabetical order by surname.  
  
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This index covers records for the years 1812 to 1815. It was created as a rapid access to individuals who served during the War of 1812. These records are generally reliable.
 
This index covers records for the years 1812 to 1815. It was created as a rapid access to individuals who served during the War of 1812. These records are generally reliable.
 
  
 
''' Related Articles '''
 
''' Related Articles '''
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*Claire Prechtel-Kluskens. ''Researching Volunteer Soldiers of the War of 1812.'' NGS Magazine 37 # 1 (January-March 2011): 36-41. FHL 973 D25ngs.'''  
 
*Claire Prechtel-Kluskens. ''Researching Volunteer Soldiers of the War of 1812.'' NGS Magazine 37 # 1 (January-March 2011): 36-41. FHL 973 D25ngs.'''  
 
*Marie Varrelman Melchiori.'' War of 1812 records at the National Archives.'' NGS Magazine 35 (April-June 2009): 24-29.
 
*Marie Varrelman Melchiori.'' War of 1812 records at the National Archives.'' NGS Magazine 35 (April-June 2009): 24-29.
 
 
=== Image Visibility ===
 
=== Image Visibility ===
 
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{{Image Visibility}}
 
 
=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
 
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{{HR Tip|This collection contains searchable content in the NARA Catalog.  They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description.  Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
 
{{HR Tip|This collection contains searchable content in the NARA Catalog.  They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description.  Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
 
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
'''Service'''
 
 
*Name of soldier  
 
*Name of soldier  
 
*Rank, position or job  
 
*Rank, position or job  
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*State of enlistment  
 
*State of enlistment  
 
*References and notes
 
*References and notes
 
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
=== Sample Image ===
 
=== Sample Image ===
 
 
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Image:United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (11-0289) DGS 4867415 29 38 59.jpg|General Index Card Examples
 
Image:United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (11-0289) DGS 4867415 29 38 59.jpg|General Index Card Examples
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
 
 
== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
 
To search for your ancestors in the index it is helpful to know:  
 
To search for your ancestors in the index it is helpful to know:  
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*The approximate dates of service
 
*The approximate dates of service
 
*The state and county where the soldier resided
 
*The state and county where the soldier resided
 
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
{{Search Collection Link
 
{{Search Collection Link
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=== View the Images ===
 
=== View the Images ===
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1916219|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''<br>
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1916219|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
 
Select '''Surname Range'''
 
Select '''Surname Range'''
 
 
Keep in mind:  
 
Keep in mind:  
 
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name  
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name  
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name  
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life
 
 
{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916219 United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916219 United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
 
 
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
 
When you have located your ancestor in the War of 1812 Index to Service Records, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.  
 
When you have located your ancestor in the War of 1812 Index to Service Records, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.  
 
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*Add any new information to your records
 
*Use the regiment and state to locate other military records such as enlistment or pension records  
 
*Use the regiment and state to locate other military records such as enlistment or pension records  
 
*Use the regiment and state to locate census, church, and land records
 
*Use the regiment and state to locate census, church, and land records
 
*Compile a list of other personnel with the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual
 
*Compile a list of other personnel with the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
 
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
 
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
 
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
 
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[United States Genealogy|the United States]].
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[United States Genealogy|the United States]].
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* [[United States Record Finder]]
 
* [[United States Record Finder]]
 
* [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
 
=== Related Family History Library Holdings ===
 
=== Related Family History Library Holdings ===
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916219 War of 1812 papers" of the Department of State, 1789-1815.]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916219 War of 1812 papers" of the Department of State, 1789-1815.]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1124803?availability=Family%20History%20Library Compiled military service records of Major Uriah Blue's detachment of Chickasaw Indians in the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/417384 Records relating to American prisoners of war, 1812-1815, from the Public Record Office, London]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2703836?availability=Family%20History%20Library Compiled military service records of: James Marsh, Gravenor March, Charles Mash, John Mash, Peter Mash, John Mash, Caleb Mash : who served during the war of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/721684 Records relating to War of 1812 prisoners of war]
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1124803 Compiled military service records of Major Uriah Blue's detachment of Chickasaw Indians in the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/290307 War of 1812, military bounty land warrants, 1815-1858]
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/97978 Compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the War of 1812 in organizations from the territory of Mississippi]
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE4528012&from=fhd Kentucky Veterans of the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/313063 Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the War of 1812 in organiz  ations from the state of Louisiana 1812-1815]
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE113608&from=fhd Massachusetts Militia Roster]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/539623 NARA Ainswoth List T817, War of 1812, Rolls 12-38]
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE527035&from=fhd Maryland Roster of the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/412616 Muster rolls, pay rolls, and index of the Virginia militia in the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/417384 Records relating to American prisoners of war, 1812-1815, from the Public Record Office, London]
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=== Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1834325 United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1527724 Louisiana War of 1812 Pension Lists, 1812-1815]
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=== Related Digital Books ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/492552-notes-on-kentucky-veterans-of-the-war-of-1812?offset=1 Kentucky Veterans of the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/237281-records-of-the-massachusetts-volunteer-militia-called-out-by-the-governor-of-massachusetts-to-suppress-a-threatened-invasion-during-the-war-of-1812-14?offset=1 Massachusetts Militia Roster]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/243274-the-british-invasion-of-maryland-1812-1815?offset=1 Maryland Roster of the War of 1812]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/musterrollsofsol00nort#page/n3/mode/2up North Carolina Militia Muster Rolls: Internet Archive]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/musterrollsofsol00nort#page/n3/mode/2up North Carolina Militia Muster Rolls: Internet Archive]
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE113306&from=fhd Ohio Soldiers of the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/212664-roster-of-ohio-soldiers-in-the-war-of-1812?offset=1 Ohio Soldiers of the War of 1812]
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE3999151&from=fhd Pennsylvania  Archives Series 2, Volume 12 Muster Rolls Soldiers of the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/103669-muster-rolls-of-the-pennsylvania-volunteers-in-the-war-of-1812-1814-with-contemporary-papers-and-documents?offset=1 Pennsylvania  Archives Series 2, Volume 12 Muster Rolls Soldiers of the War of 1812]
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1978471&from=fhd Vermont Soldiers of the War of 1812]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/289537-roster-of-soldiers-in-the-war-of-1812-14?offset=1 Vermont Soldiers of the War of 1812]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/CitizenSoldiersStNorthPointAndFortMcHenry1814 Citizen Soldiers at North Point and Fort McHenry: Internet Archive]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/CitizenSoldiersStNorthPointAndFortMcHenry1814 Citizen Soldiers at North Point and Fort McHenry: Internet Archive]
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/349904 Citizen soldiers at North Point and Fort McHenry, September 12 & 13, 1814 : resolves of the citizens in town meeting, particulars relating to the Battle, official correspondence and honorable discharge of the troop, also, celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary Baltimore : Charles Saffell, 1889?].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2570887 Ernest Green. ''Some graves in Lundy's Lane.'' Niagara, Ont., 1912].
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
 
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Record Description
Record Type Index to Compiled Service Records
Record Group RG 94: Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 -1984
Collection years 1812-1815
Microfilm Publication M602. Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who Serves During the War of 1812. 234 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetical by soldier name.
National Archives Identifier 654501
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is a consolidated index to the compiled military service records for soldiers who served in the War of 1812, located in the National Archives. The index is arranged in alphabetical order by surname.

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and the British Empire, including Great Britain, Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The Treaty of Ghent, which became effective on February 18, 1815, ended the war. With the signing of the treaty the U.S. and Britain recognized the pre-war boundaries between the United States and Canada, and gave the United States fishing rights to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

This index covers records for the years 1812 to 1815. It was created as a rapid access to individuals who served during the War of 1812. These records are generally reliable.

Related Articles

  • Stuart L. Butler. Genealogical Records of the War of 1812. Prologue 23 (Winter 1991): 420-425. FHL 973 B2p.
  • Ruth Dixon. Genealogical Fallout from the War of 1812. Prologue 24 (Spring 1992): 973 B2p.
  • Claire Prechtel-Kluskens. Researching Volunteer Soldiers of the War of 1812. NGS Magazine 37 # 1 (January-March 2011): 36-41. FHL 973 D25ngs.
  • Marie Varrelman Melchiori. War of 1812 records at the National Archives. NGS Magazine 35 (April-June 2009): 24-29.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of soldier
  • Rank, position or job
  • Military unit in which served
  • State of enlistment
  • References and notes

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To search for your ancestors in the index it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of the solider
  • The approximate dates of service
  • The state and county where the soldier resided

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page Select Surname Range Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor in the War of 1812 Index to Service Records, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the regiment and state to locate other military records such as enlistment or pension records
  • Use the regiment and state to locate census, church, and land records
  • Compile a list of other personnel with the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.

Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]

Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]

Related Digital Books[edit | edit source]

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.