How do I document Revolutionary War service from Vermont?

Deb Duay’s made it really easy for you! Begin with her “Sources of Revolutionary War Service.” The Vermont section is excellent and includes direct links to many of the military and civil service sources.

If you’re looking for patriotic service, be sure to review the available archival collections. The Vermont Historical Society or the Vermont State Archives may have appropriate manuscripts.

If you’re sure your ancestor served and you’re not find a record, think about the geography of their area. Are they near a state border? If so, check the neighboring state. Was it a recently settled area? Check where the settlers originated. (Hint, hint – many late 18th century arrivals in Vermont served in the Revolutionary War from Connecticut…)

Have questions? Need help? Contact Charter Oak Genealogy.

Published by Bryna O'Sullivan

Proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, Bryna O'Sullivan specializes in assisting clients with lineage society applications and with French to English genealogical translations.

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