A Quick Start to Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors

  • Search the following databases in Ancestry Library Edition:
    • U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783—will give rank and state fought with.
    • Revolutionary War Pension Index—will give rank and state fought with.
  • Search HeritageQuest Online’s Revolutionary War Documents:
  • Browse Daughters of the American Revolution publication indexes:
    • Index of the Rolls of Honor (Ancestor’s Index) in the Lineage Books of the N.S.D.A.R—Gro E202.5 .A15
    • DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition—Gro E255 .D33
    • These publications may give data such as birth, marriage and death dates; place of birth and death; wife’s name; military rank; state fought for; and other details.
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