Wow! Are these not wonderful examples of family records?
I first learned about this collection in a note from the editor, Lynn Betlock, in a recent edition (Volume 15, #10) of the Weekly Genealogist where she wrote ....
"Weekly Genealogist reader Jacob Sievers of Somerville, Massachusetts, emailed me with a link to a remarkable collection of 220 illustrated family records that are part of the National Archives’ Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application files. Beginning last July, the National Archives began to contribute tens of thousands of files to Wikimedia Commons, and these images are among them. These family records were submitted as part of the documentation required for a veteran or a veteran’s family member to receive a pension, and then became permanently attached to the veteran’s file...."
Like her and her reader, I was fascinated by the beauty and details of these precious documents that were submitted with Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications.
When you just need a pick-me-up or to be reminded of how beautiful documents can be, check out the collection!
Does your own family archive contain illustrated family records?
Editor's Note: This collection is part of Wikimedia Commons. While there, check out the other National Archives Collections and do browse around further.
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Thank you for this very helpful Revolutionary War Family Record source plus they are beautiful. Ray Raser, San Diego Chapter SAR RegistrarReplyDelete