Ancestor Service Information

We have compiled a list of ancestor and War of 1812 service resources that may be useful when researching Maryland Defenders in the War of 1812.

National Society United States Daughters of 1812 ANCESTOR DATABASE

Marine, William M., The British Invasion of Maryland 1812-1815 (Baltimore: Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, 1913)

 Hickman, Nathaniel, The citizen soldiers at North Point and Fort McHenry, September 12 & 13, 1814. Resolves of the citizens in town meeting, particulars relating to the battle, official correspondence and honorable discharge of the troops (1858)

War of 1812 Service Record Index 1812-1815 (subscription)

United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815 (free)

US, War of 1812 Pension Files, 1812-1815 (subscription)

United States War of 1812 Bounty Land Applications (free) In filling out form, for location enter “any State” “any County”; enter first and last name of Veteran; for Militia enter “Maryland”

Blizzard, Dennis F. and Hollowak, Thomas L. Chronicle of War of 1812 Soldiers, Seamen, and Marines (Genealogical Publishing Company W/Supplement 2009)

Cranwell, John P. and William B. Crane, Men of Marque: A history of private armed vessels out of Baltimore during the War of 1812 (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1940)

Garitee, Jerome R., The Republics Private Navy: the American privateering business as practiced by Baltimore during the War of 1812 (Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1977)

Johnson, Eric E., Maryland Regulars in the War of 1812 (Heritage Books, 2018)

Wright, F. Edward, Maryland Militia in the War of 1812 (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1979), 7 vols.