May 15, 2007

Revolutionary War Pension Files To be Released by Footnote.com Teaming with FamilySearch

Today, Footnote.com announced an agreement with FamilySearch, historically known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of genealogical information.

This new partnership brings together two organizations that will utilize their combined resources to digitize and make available many large historical collections. The first project will be the three million U.S. Revolutionary War Pension files which will be published for the first time online in their entirety.

The Revolutionary War Pension Files feature original records that include muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns and other miscellaneous personnel pay and supply records of American Army Units from 1775-1783. They provide a wealth of new information for historians and genealogists which they can share with other colleagues and family members.

1 comment:

mclement said...

Here is some other coverage of this announcement between Footnote and FamilySearch.
Also one of the most exciting features of the Revolutionary War Pensions on Footnote that is almost all the names will be annotated and indexed. See my Unofficial Footnote Blog for more coverage of this and other Footnote features.