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Fold3 Library Edition: War of 1812

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives.

Where to search

War of 1812 records may be searched within Fold3 Library Edition in a number of ways:

  1. The Home and Search tabs allow you to search across all data collections in Fold3 Library Edition, including War of 1812 records by First Name and Last Name.
  2. From the Home Search page or the Search tab search page, locate and click on War of 1812 found in the lower center page to Search by name, Browse Popular, New & Updated records or Browse all War of 1812 Titles.
  3. Select "Popular" located under War of 1812 to browse or search the most viewed records and narrow your search to only these types of records.
  4. Select "New and Updated" located under the War of 1812 search box to browse or search newly added or newly updated records and narrow your search to only these records.
  5. Locate and click on War of 1812 in the main Search box to search all records by First Name and Last Name, or access Advanced search options by clicking the Search icon.

War of 1812

Military service records for the War of 1812 are comprised of cards created from muster, pay, receipt and other rolls for soldiers and sailors who served in the war. The information includes name, service dates, terms of service, monthly pay, where they served, and notes of interest.   War of 1812 records include Army Register of Enlistments, 1798 - 1914 that document the service of soldiers in the United States Army from enlistment to termination of service. They will include soldier's name, rank, regiment, and dates of enrollment and discharge. Bounty Land-Warrant Applications Index provides 360,000 bounty-land applications covering the years of service spanning the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, and the Mexican War.