I wanted to send a quick note letting you know that Fold3 will be opening up all of their War of 1812 records to the public for free during June. This is in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the commencement of the war. The collection consists of more than 400,000 images including 233,000 images from the War of 1812 Pension Files never before available online. The databases provided for free included:
1. War of 1812 Pension Files
2. War of 1812 Prize Cases, Southern District Court, NY
3. Letters Received by The Adjutant General, 1805-1821
4. War of 1812 Service Records
The Pension files that are included are only a small percentage of the entire collection that will eventually be available online. For more information on the War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, click here.
Email me if you have any questions,
Matt Deighton, Specialist, Public Relations