This week we reached an important milestone in the War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications project we’re working on with the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Archives.
The files are arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the soldier, and this week we’ve finished with the A’s and started work on soldiers whose last names begin with B.
Prepping, filming and indexing these paper documents is slow and expensive work, but FGS has been raising money, we’ve been matching it and we’re making our way through the boxes of paper. There are now over 95,000 images available on the site.
Getting the images from paper takes more work, but the end result is beautiful color images that tell amazing stories and provide helpful insights.
Here are a few images from the file of Joseph Babb: