A Genealogy Read

The following is an interesting genealogy read from Prologue magazine, a publication of the National Archives. The article is titled “Leaving the Army During Mr. Madison’s War: Certificates of Discharge for the War of 1812” (Fall 2011), and is part of the magazine’s genealogy notes section. As this year marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812, which was fought between June 18, 1812 and February 18, 1815, some may find this article helpful in researching their ancestors that fought in it. The article is hosted at Scribd. If you would rather visit their site to view the article, click here.

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5 thoughts on “A Genealogy Read

  1. Thanks for posting this article. I have several ancestors who served in the War of 1812. I now have some direction for further research. I know that at least one of them received a land grant.

  2. Your page on Barack Obama’s parentage only appeared in my Reader. When I clicked on it, the actual page was missing. So, I am putting my comment here. Hope you don’t mind? Thank you for posting on that. It makes fascinating reading. My goodness, Barack Obama does have a very interesting and diverse parentage. Just goes to show that when you mix up a lot of good ingredients, you get a wonderful dish!

    1. I took the article down because I kept getting Punch and Bunch confused, and wanted to make sure I didn’t make a mistake. I had no idea the Reader would still display that I posted it. Sorry about that. Obama’s ancestry is certainly interesting, and this twist in it, if true, makes a compelling story.

  3. Same for me. I visited the site on Ancestry yesterday and read the documents. They chose an interesting time to release the information. Have you read the new book, American Tapestry, about Michelle’s ancestry?

    1. I took the article down because I kept getting Punch and Bunch confused, and wanted to make sure I didn’t make a mistake. I had no idea the Reader would still display that I posted it. Sorry about that. I responded to the rest in your other post. 🙂

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