HeritageQuestOnline has some
Revolutionary War Files (not OCLC)
RE: READERS' FEEDBACK: Railroads, letters,
OCLC & more
Can Dorinne please be more specific as to what kind of "Revolutionary War files"
she downloaded? I, too, achieved access to OCLC with my library card, but all I
was able to get were book references. As far as I could see it was a super
catalog but I couldn't actually open any of the books online. I get
Revolutionary War pension files through Godfrey Library, but this only helps if
the soldier filed for a pension and many of them didn't. I would love to find
info about my ancestors who did not file for a pension. Thanks.
Dorinne has graciously explained the
process for attaching a saved .pdf file from HeritageQuestOnline (accessed
through our local public library) and her Family Tree Maker program. The
confusion was that our library here in Bradenton, Florida offers both OCLC (the
super catalog as you call it) and HQO HeritageQuestOnline to patrons who log on
with their library card and pin numbers.
Those who have access to Heritage Quest Online
www.Godfrey.org can merely replace steps 1-3 (for Manatee Central Library in
Bradenton, FL) with the usual login at the Godfrey Library's online resources.
DORINNE'S DIRECTIONS FOR
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION FILES
TO ANCESTORS IN FAMILY TREE MAKER
1. Access from
(Manatee County Government).
2. Click on 'Library', then 'Electronic
3. Click on 'Heritage Quest' (At this point
it asks for your library bar code and pin.)
4. At HQO there are four choices: Census,
Books, Persi and Revolutionary War.
-- Revolutionary War asks for Surname, Given
Name, State and Service. When you get a hit the page brings up the Series,
Roll, Image, File number and the number of pages.
-- The pages may be printed, downloaded,
positive, negative. I downloaded PDF files and saved them in my computer.
5. I then opened FTM to my individual
6. Click scrapbook
7. Click Picture/Object then click Insert
8. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 comes up, find the file
and click OK.
A description of the Revolutionary War Records at
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION & BOUNTY LAND
WARRANT APPLICATION FILES
"This HeritageQuest collection details records of 80,000+ individuals who
served in the Revolutionary War and contains both genealogical and historical
information. Each veteran's file usually contains six or more pages on each
veteran and normally includes the veteran's former rank, unit, and period of
service, age or date of birth, residence, and sometimes-genealogical
information on other family members."
Remember, HeritageQuestOnline is a service sold to
libraries, not individuals, hence the need to view these records via a library
card system as described by Dorinne.
Ol' Myrt here is working on a column that lists
additional resources for researching Revolutionary War era ancestors. Hopefully
it will be done in the next few hours. See:
Happy family tree climbing!
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