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August 20, 2013

Who Do You Think You Are? Tonight's Epsiode War of 1812

Who Do You Think You Are? Chris O'Donnell and War of 1812
Who Do You Think You Are? on  TCL  in partnership with tonight will focus on Chris O’Donnell’s strong family legacy through an epidemic and war. He travels to St. Louis and Washington D.C to see how deep his roots go and learn of the events that strongly tie his family to American history.

If you have a War of 1812 ancestor you may wish to consult Fold3. The War of 1812 pension and bounty land warrant application files are still being digitized and more than 700,000 records are already online at These rich documents contain details of your ancestors such as affidavits, statements from witnesses, widow’s maiden name, acres granted, marriage date, service data and more.

Tune in tonight at 9/8C on TLC to see what Chris O’Donnell discovers from the War of 1812 pension files.

My ancestors fought in the War of 1812 but on the British side. Stephen Peer the brother of my 4th great-grandfather was killed at the Battle of Chippewa. What about your War of 1812 ancestors - do you know their stories?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorene,
My 4th great-grandfather was working in Buffalo when the war started. He was in a militia unit (USA) and was killed, probably by Indians, in 1813 at the beginning of the Battle of Beaver Dams. He left a wife and six children.