Free access during June to War of 1812 Records

This is a banner year for commemorations of American history: 450th Anniversary of the First European settlement in North America at Charlesfort; the second year of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War; and the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812.

Fold3 [], a database for historical military records, is offering free access to War of 1812 records until June 30th. Included are: War of 1812 Pension Files (always free) (with only 3% of the records scanned - 234,556 images thus far); War of 1812 Prize Cases for the Southern District, New York (12, 237 images) Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1805-1821 (132,136 images) and War of 1812 Service Records (33,712 images).

You just might find your ancestor in one of the records. But, you won't know until you look!