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| FS_URL_01 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1834325?collectionNameFilter=true Index to Pension Application Files]
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| FS_URL_02 =[[United States, Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 
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| FS_URL_03 =[[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]] 
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| FS_URL_04 =[[US War of 1812 Service Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/539623?availability=Family%20History%20Library NARA Ainswoth List T817, War of 1812, Rolls 12-38] 
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| FS_URL_06 =[https://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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| FS_URL_07 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/97978?availability=Family%20History%20Library Compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the War of 1812 in organizations from the territory of Mississippi]
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| RW_URL_01 = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/589591 Lists of Military Organizations that were Carded NARA T817]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/volunteers.pdf NARA Reference Report Volunteer Service during the War of 1812]
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| RW_URL_03 = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/300392?q=*:* NARA Carded Records Showing Military Service Collection Description]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1991/winter/war-of-1812.html Genealogical Records of the War of 1812]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/ National Archives Military Resources: War of 1812]
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/1812-discharge-certificates/discharge-certificates.html National Archives War of 1812 Discharge Certificates]
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| RW_URL_07 = [http://www.usdaughters1812.org/librarypublic.html National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Library]
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| RW_URL_08 = [http://www.usdaughters1812.org/dbLaunch.html National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Ancestor Database]
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| RW_URL_09 = [http://www.gsw1812.org/ General Society War of 1812]
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| RW_URL_10 = [http://www.nps.gov/jela/learn/historyculture/upload/Battle-of-New-Orleans-Muster-Lists-final-copy-01062015.pdf National Park Service Battle of New Orleans, American Muster and Troop Roster List]
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| RW_URL_11 =[https://archon.klnpa.org/psa/?p=collections/controlcard&id=260 Pennsylvania State Archives War of 1812 Index of Soldiers]
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| RW_URL_12 =[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/home/collections/war-of-1812-pay-vouchers North Carolina State Library War of 1812 Pay Vouchers]
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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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 name 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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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.  
  
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.&nbsp;
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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.&nbsp;
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
The index was created as a rapid access to individuals who served during the War of 1812.
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These records are generally reliable.
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|title=United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815
 
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For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916219/waypoints Browse].
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Adjutant General's Office. "United States, Index to Service Records, War of 1812." NARA microfilm publication M602. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. : n.d.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
 
 
[[United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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{{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".}}
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
 
The index includes the following information:  
 
The index includes the following information:  
  
[[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|thumb|right]]
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*Name of soldier
 
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*Rank, position or job
*Name
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*Military unit in which served
*Regiment
 
 
*State of enlistment  
 
*State of enlistment  
*Rank, position, or job
 
 
*References and notes
 
*References and notes
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Surname Range which takes you to the images.  
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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
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</gallery>
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
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To search for your ancestors in the index it is helpful to know:
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*The full name of the solider.
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*The approximate dates of service.
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*The state and county where the soldier resided.
  
To search for your ancestors in the index you will need to know the following:
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1916219|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''<br>
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Select '''Surname Range'''
  
*Full names
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Keep in mind:
*Approximate dates of service
 
  
If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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]].
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, 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.  
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{{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.}}
  
The following suggestions may help you in your search:
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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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.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
  
 
*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.  
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*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.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/military-records-waltham.html#war1812 National Archives Waltham, MA]
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
*[http://www.archives.gov/pacific/archives/riverside/finding-aids/microfilm-military.html National Archives Laguna-Niguel, CA]
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Related Digital Books ==
  
*[[United States, Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4528012&from=fhd Kentucky Veterans of the War of 1812]
*[[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]]  
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE113608&from=fhd Massachusetts Militia Roster]
*[[US Military Service Records|US Military Service Records]]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE527035&from=fhd Maryland Roster of the War of 1812]
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*[https://archive.org/stream/musterrollsofsol00nort#page/n3/mode/2up North Carolina Militia Muster Rolls: Internet Archive]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE113306&from=fhd Ohio Soldiers of the War of 1812]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3999151&from=fhd Pennsylvania  Archives Series 2, Volume 12 Muster Rolls Soldiers of the War of 1812]
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1978471&from=fhd Vermont Soldiers of the War of 1812]
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*[https://archive.org/details/CitizenSoldiersStNorthPointAndFortMcHenry1814 Citizen Soldiers at North Point and Fort McHenry: Internet Archive]
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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==Citing This Collection==
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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.
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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;Collection Citation:
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M602. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Record_Citation}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
"United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815" images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 15 September 2011). &nbsp;Alexander J. Erwin; citing Military Records, En-Eu, image 1241; Federal Archives and Records Center, Washington D.C., United States.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:United_States|Military]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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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
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
National Archives and Records Administration


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.

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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The index includes the following information:

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

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

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

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

View the Images

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?

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?

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?

  • 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?

  • 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.

Related Digital Books

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.

Collection Citation
"United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M602. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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