I am trying to find out how to get information about Revolutionary War veterans.

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I am trying to find sites to track down Revolutionary War veterans. I have about 10 names that I am positive we're contributors to the war effort. I keep running into sites that charge for membership.

Thank you
in Genealogy Help by Dan Deyo G2G1 (1.0k points)
edited by David Selman

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by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Susan Smith
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Revolutionary War Pension Application files are available from HeritageQuest which can be accessed from home by many/most library card holders in the U.S.  See links:

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/675782/have-library-card-some-free-ancestry-records-heritagequest?show=675782#q675782

https://proquest.libguides.com/hqo
by Kerry Larson G2G6 Pilot (163k points)
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If you cannot find what you are looking for some members here have access to paid sites and are happy to do lookups.

You will need to furnish name, dates, places or profile id’s.

Please only ask for one or two at a time
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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The Daughters of the American Revolution has a lot of free information on their site, https://www.dar.org/. If the veteran has descendants who are members you will see basic information on their service in the GRS, genealogical research, but the library also has digitized resources.  

by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (371k points)
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Hi Dan, Welcome to the one world WikiTree!  Thanks for joining us!

I use the DAR and the SAR databases.

DAR Genealogical Research Database

SAR Patriot Database

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (558k points)
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I have at least 11 members in the revolution. COL John Jameson is my 4th gg. Benedict Corey, Abel Beal,William Jay are all gg that
by Thomas Peterson G2G Crew (950 points)

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