Follow Friday - A Must See Must Do

Friday, July 2, 2010

As you already know from previous posts from other bloggers, the Footnote Revoluntionary War records is free for just a week beginning yesterday.

Yesterday I headed over there and was fascinated with the information they had there. The Act of Congress of 1938 allowed for family to get a pension from their patriot.

Only thing - the family member - wife, patriot himself, or children had to prove when the patriot served in the Revolutionary War and under whom he served. That wsa a little difficult because 50 to 60 years later you had to come up with this information.

So I just checked out a name. The information found in these records is amazing. In one instance a lady said the patriot was her brother. When she was just 9 years of age she remembered someone coming to their house, taking her brother outside, talking for awhile, then her brother left with the man, never to return until the following summer.

Another did not know who the patriot served under, however, his two brothers who also served in the same unit, had already received pension dollars. They were able to link them and finally get some pension out of that.

Anyway - the stories in there are amazing. There is a filmstrip at the bottom and you can advance to the next page easily. Give it a try. You will be amazed at what you see here. Hurry, there are only a few days left for the free documents.