records of service

WARNING:  While doing genealogical research, it is very easy to go down a so-called rabbit hole.  When you emerge an hour later to go to the bathroom or get a drink of water, you may find that you have forgotten your original research objective.  With this in mind, the links that are provided on this page are merely intended to be starting points.  Where you eventually end up after clicking on them is up to you. 

Useful Links


Daughters of the American Revolution, Ancestor Search

​Access the DAR website, at DAR.org.  Click on the green box labelled, "Research you Family History."   On the next page, under "Genealogical Research"  or "GRS," click "Ancestor Search."


SAR Patriot and Grave Index

​Access the SAR website at SAR.org.  In the  "Genealogy" tab, in the pulldown menu, select "Patriot Search."  Click on "SAR Patriot and Grave Index."


Two Different Links for Fold 3

​Fold3.com

This website includes many of the records for Revolutionary War veterans, as well as their dependents' applications for pensions.

Fold3


​LDS Family Search

United States Military Genealogy Records​​​

​Family Search, Military Records


Two Different Links for the National Archives

Link One

Link Two

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state revolutionary war rosters
(another approach)


​Getting Started: 
All thirteen of the original states published rosters of their patriots who served in the military. Eight of these state publications are available for free on the internet.

These are: Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey,
New York, Vermont, and Virginia.

Google search using an expression like "New York Patriots in the Revolutionary War."

​The other original states, by the way, are: Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.


Note: At the time of the Revolutionary War, Vermont was part of New York​​.



The Washington State Society

of the Sons of the American Revolution (sar)