I am searching for the pension record of my War of 1812 ancestor. Can you advise where I can find it online? Also is there a Massachusetts War of 1812 Society currently active?
Currently the War of 1812 pension files are located as textual records only. They are house at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and are Record Group 15. Current efforts are underway to digitize the more than 180,000 files, consisting of some 7.2 million pages. Theses efforts are through a fund raising campaignthrough the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). To find out more go online to www.fgs.org/1812 The Massachusetts Society of the War of 1812 is still very active and can be reached at: http://ma1812society.org/