Friday, September 24, 2010

Revolutionary War Pensions Addendum

In yesterday's post I neglected to mention HeritageQuest--an online database which is available in about 7,000 public libraries across the US. HeritageQuest has a section on the Revolutionary War which includes pension records. Its search engine is much simpler to use than the one at Footnote. Sometimes that is an advantage and sometimes it is not.

A big advantage for using HeritageQuest is that most public libraries that subscribe allow their registered patrons to search it from home by entering the bar code found on your library card. To check this out, go to the web page for your local library. Select databases and then HeritageQuest. Enter your bar code number from your library card when you are asked for an ID.

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