Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Revolutionary War Documents

Obtaining Revolutionary War Pension Application Documents

There are two Series for these papers.
1. Series M-805 which is composed of 800+ rolls of microfilm and contain selected papers.
2. Series M-804 which is composed of 2000+ rolls of microfilm and contain the complete papers.

These Series are in alphabetical order by soldier's name.

One can rent via local library for a fee of $3.50 plus postage the roll of film containing one's ancestor's application.

One can order for $37.00 a copy of the Series M804 record from NARA.

Heritage Quest has on-line selected pages from the applications but have not posted a notice of the fact.

The appropriate order forms are listed on the National Archives website.

Further source information will be listed regarding Revolutionary War service.