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The 1776 Project provides resources and research help for finding and honoring your ancestors who were involved in the American Revolution.

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Research Revolutionary War Ancestors

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Table of Resources
State Title Content Link Availability
all 1776 Regiments Table links to categories by commander or regiment Link Free
all (naval related) American Revolution at Sea records of naval units, vessels, and personnel Link Free
all RevWar 1775 Chronology chronology of events during the war Link Free
all (loyalists) On-line Institue for Advanced Loyalist Studies information and genealogies of loyalists Link Free
all Revolutionary War culture, media, books, etc. Link Free
all Encyclopedia of Continental Army Units, 1872, Berg book with directory of units Link $[1]
MD Maryland's Warriors of the Revolution history of the organization of Maryland's military; by Jim Moore (pre-print of an article intended for publication) Link Free
SC The American Revolution in North Carolina, searchable lists of soldiers and untis Link Free
NC The American Revolution in North Carolina, searchable lists of soldiers and units Link Free
N J N J in the Revolution, Lists, Pensions Sources compiled on WikiTree Link Free
N J 1840 Census: A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services 1840 Census published and digitized by the Census bureau. Link Free
all The Official Federal Land Records Site search to find Bounty Land Grant numbers used to acquire Military Records for a soldier at the National Archives Link Free
all 1840 Census Pensioner Report to Congress (unofficial) Tables by State showing pensioner's names, age, and places of residence Link Free
all Revolutionary War Pension Transcriptions by Will Graves searchable transcripts of Pensions with images of signatures Link Free
all US Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 Searchable index Link $[2]
VA Papers of George Washington Digital Edition by Theodore J. Crackel, browsing of papers with index Link Free[3]
all National Society, Sons of the American Revolution Database (NSSAR) searchable Patriot and grave registry Link Free
all Searchable database of tombstone records compiled by users Link Free
all Biographies of famous soldiers and battles Link Free
all Wikitree Space:Kitty's Library Bibliography of Sources, including Revolutionary War Link Free
all Wikitree Space:Historical Place Names search for colonial place names used in Wikitree Link Free
VA Virginia Soldiers of 1776 google book, search for names of soldiers and genealogical information Link Free
all National Archives Service Records of the Revolutionary War searchable catalog Link Free
VT State of Vermont, Rolls of Soldiers in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 searchable index ? Link Free
NY New York in the Revolution, 1898, by Roberts, James A. pdf searchable book Link Free
NY New York in the Revolution, Vol I 1898, by Roberts, James A. format Link Free
NY New York in the Revolution, Vol II 1898, by Roberts, James A. format Link Free
NY New-York Historical Society, N-YHS Digital Collections, Duane family papers, 1665-1916 Manuscripts, James Duane and Gen. William North Link Free
NY A history of Schenectady during the revolution, by Hanson, Willis T. (Willis Tracy), 1916 format Link Free
all Journal of the American Revolution background information, searchable ? Link Free
all New Horizons Genealogy books with military records, Pension Rolls submitted to Congress, burials, deaths Link Free
DE GA MD NC SC VA Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements and Rosters searchable transcripts and rosters Link Free
NC Craven County NC Census Records table of Census data Link Free
NC Historical sketches of North Carolina, from 1584 to 1851, by John H Wheeler, pub in 1890? searchable book, includes many Rev War familities Link Free
NC Reminiscences and memoirs of North Carolina and eminent North Carolinians, by John H Wheeler searchable book, includes many Rev War families Link Free
NC The North Carolina historical and genealogical register searchable book Link Free
NC Heads of families at the first census USA 1790 North Carolina searchable ? tables Link Free
VT Groton during the revolution, by Samuel Abbot Green, pub ? searchable book Link Download Free
all Known Military Dead During the American Revolution, 1775-1783, Clarence Stewart Peterson, 1967 searchable tables Link Free
CT 'The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution 2009 searchable book Link Free
all National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution Database (DAR) searchable by ancestor name or no, contains public lineage information with birth, death, marriage dates and places Link Free
all American Revolution genealogy Search Link click on Genealogy in the left side column Free
VA Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia Link Free
VA Captain McCorkle's History of Montgomery County Virginia searchable history Link $
VA Virginia's Colonial Militia, 1651-1776 Link Free
VA Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War, McAllister's data Link Free
VA Virginia Pension Abstracts of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars Vol26

Vol29 Link

NJ Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War Link Free
NJ The Battle of Monmouth - An Oration Link Free
NJ The engagement at Freehold (Battle of Monmouth, NJ Link Free
NJ The Battle of Monmouth. Letters of Alexander Hamilton and General William Irvine, Describing the Engagement Link Free
NJ Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey book published in 1891 Link Free
KY Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky contains roll of the officers of Virginia line who received land bounties Link Free
KY Historic Families of Kentucky, by THOMAS MARSHALL GREEN book Link Free
KY GEORGE ROGERS CLARK AND THE PIONEERS OF KENTUCKY, American Historical Magazine online magazine Link Free
PA Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania Vol II book Link Free
NH The State of New Hampshire, Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775 to May 1777, Embracing the Diaries of Lieut. Jonathan Burton Link Free
MA Massachusetts Magazine Link Free
MA Massachuesetts Revolutiorary Soldiers books listing soldiers Link Free
all Rolls of Soldiers Link Free
all Rev War Talk Revolutonary War History Link Free
all American Revolution American Heritage Link Free
all searchable 1790-1940 Census, Rev War pension payments, pay vouchers, pension ledgers, marriage, birth, death, and user supplied records; family genealogies Link Free password required
all searchable 1790-1940 Census, Rev War pension payments, pension ledgers, state rosters, marriage, birth, death, and user supplied records; family genealogies Link $ password required[4]
NC Wikitree Space:Iredell County, North Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers list of profiles of soldiers living in Iredell County, North Carolina Link Free
all The Continental Army by Wright book Link Free
all Fold3 Revolutionary War Collection searchable database of military records of soldiers Link $
all Fold 3 Papers of the Continental Congress searchable database of references to soldiers Link free
NC Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, 1932, DAR book with lists Link Free
DE NC 1835 Pension List book NC Free
NC The Loyalists in North Carolina in the Revolution book Link $
all Revolutionary War Records guide with links to on-line sources and books Link Free
all Located graves of soldiers and patriots of the American revolution 1974-1977 (NSDAR) book Link $[5]
all DAR Lineage Book 1908 copy of book Link $


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ALL States

  • The Road to Guilford Courthouse, by John Buchanan. Book

CONNECTICUT Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and naval Service of the American Revolution]

MASSACHUSETTSMassachusetts Soldier and Sailors of the Revolutionary War


  • The Revolutionary Journal of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin 1775-1778. North Stratford, NH: Ayer Company Publishers, Inc, Reprinted 1995, 2001. LC#73-140853; ISBN 0-405-01223-3. Eyewitness Accountes of the American Revolution, Series III (ISBN for complete set: 0-405-01100-8).



  • New York Revolutionary War Records
  • Journal of the Provincial Congress ... of the State of New York. Contains unit Creations, Orders and Officers Commissions. availbable of Sample [6]


"Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in Ohio", 1244 online pages of Documents, Includes the Roster that was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the WPA -State of Ohio, amendments to the docs were done, and notations of amendments can be found at the end of the records. -Edited by Ohio Society of Grave Comittee Chairman, Michael B. Gunn & Vice Chairman, Michael Blum- 2015


  • NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA table of Revolutionary War Soldiers




  • Contact me at thamesbecky"@" - I have the complete 3 volume set of Ambercrombie and Slatten's Virginia Publick Claims (claims for supplies and services made during the Revolutionary War, all VA counties).


  • Acadians in the American Revolution [7]
  • Index to French Canadian Revolutionary War Patriots [8]


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Is it okay to include Acadian and Canadians who fought in the American Revolution?
posted by Donna Fournier
Yes! I even have a Spanish fellow in my SAR group whose ancestor was in the American Revolution fighting for Spain against France.

The project, sticker, project box, etc., are open to all who fought or served in the war regardless of loyalty.

posted by SJ Baty
could you please send me a link? I'm lost.
posted by Donna Fournier
I am interested in the 1776 Project. I found an account of a 1781 massacre in South Carolina and would like to upload it to the 1776 project. I am a newbie. How do I add this description of the Massacre at Cloud's Creek? My ancestor Captain James butler Sr was killed in that battle.
posted by Donna DuPree
See also 1840 Census: A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, published and digitized by the Census bureau.
posted by H Husted
FYI: On the 1776 Project page Table of Resources for researching Revolutionary War Ancestors, I clicked the link and it took me to a page that said: "Account for domain has been suspended." So far, this is the only link I wanted to see that I couldn't access.
Is there a way to honor my Revolutionary War ancestors with a sticker or designation on their page?
Thanks Kitty!

Kitty was involved in the conversations with DAR so her opinion is well informed. Thanks for the advice!!

posted by Paula J
We hav been given permission to use the Ancestor record number when it is a source for information in the profile. Thus it can only be used in the = Sources = section of the biography. I don’t think you could make a public free space page within these limitations.
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Just so the information about DAR restrictions will be on this page, I am pasting it here:

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has asked that we not link to their proprietary information without prior written approval. This includes:

  • the DAR insignia
  • the DAR logo
  • all DAR Ancestor numbers
  • their public database.

Please delete all references to this proprietary information from your WikiTree profiles and do not use the former DAR template. Thank you.

posted by Paula J
Of course! We welcome space pages! We have to follow limitations set by DAR. We started out with a DAR badge and everything else just like NSSAR but we were contacted by them and told we couldn’t use their symbol and many other rules including how to cite information.

Here is one g2g about the situation but I am not certain it is the first one. So if you add a page, please do not use their symbol and read this information on their preferences. Thanks!

posted by Paula J
Might we have a Free Space page for DAR, like the NSSAR?
posted by Debra (Downs) Allison
Here is an outstanding resource on the American Revolution:

The Revolutionary Journal of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin 1775-1778. North Stratford, NH: Ayer Company Publishers, Inc, Reprinted 1995, 2001. LC#73-140853; ISBN 0-405-01223-3. Eyewitness Accountes of the American Revolution, Series III (ISBN for complete set: 0-405-01100-8). Col. Jeduthan Baldwin was my 4X Great Uncle. My 4X Great Grandfather, Pvt. Josiah Baldwin, served as one of Col. Baldwin's Artificers at Fishkill, NY 1778-79).They were selling this journal in paperback at Mt. Independence, Orwell, VT in 2016, so I expect it is still available. Carol Baldwin (Baldwin-3428)

posted by Carol Baldwin PhD RN
I won't attempt posting on the table-too new but have found the Southern Compaign of the Revolutionary War Pension applications as a helpful source(sorry I see this is already posted)

Also a special project in Virginia with DAR assist is, PRESERVATION OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS GRAVESITES. I found this during a google search.

posted by Hart (Leech) Wallace
I am not able to paste the flag in the sticker for 1776?
posted by Robert Webb