This is a great video and should appeal to anyone with an interest in one of the lesser-known wars of the United States. Today’s announcement from the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions team states:
“The War of 1812 was America’s ‘Second Revolution’ – little understood by many in America how precarious the survival of the new nation was. This segment enlarges the student’s understanding of the causes of the war and how the Napoleonic War on Europe’s continent distracting the British military may very well have saved the nation. Ending in 1815 with the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent, the war directly led to the penning of our nation’s national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner and propelled Battle of New Orleans’ famous General Andrew Jackson to the Presidency of the United States, serving as its seventh president. To place an ancestor in the context of history, this segment paints the landscape of the social climate during the War’s four year course – 1812 to 1815.”
Ancestors, Family, and Associates in the War of 1812 Records is available at https://www.ancestry.com/academy/course/war-of-1812?ref=searchbar.
The Preserve the Pensions Blog at http://www.preservethepensions.org/blog also states:
“We appreciate Ancestry’s continued support of the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions project. This recording featured David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, and reviews a brief history of the war, the records created by the conflict, and potential opportunities for researchers. You do need a free Ancestry Academy account to watch the video.
“Also new and now available is the War of 1812 Research Genealogy At A Glance research guide; available through Family Roots Publishing Company. This laminated guide will assist you in identifying records affiliated with the War, and their location and contents. The guide is available for $8.06.
“For those interested in a bit more, Family Roots Publishing Company is offering a bundle package to celebrate the release of our new Genealogy At A Glance guide! Available until March 28 only, you can get both the laminated guide and a copy of Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors, compiled by David A. Norris (2012), and save 20%. Get the details here.
“Don’t forget! Our popular webinar, presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, is available for free as well from Legacy Family Tree Webinars. This presentation, “The War of 1812 Records – Preserving the Pensions” is a great place to learn specifics on the pension files and more.
“We hope you are able to take advantage of all of these offerings. To contribute to this effort and to ensure that we are able to digitize each and every page of the War of 1812 pension files, please make a donation today; every dollar is important! Together, we will protect these vital historical documents forever.”