From bounty land to pensions, there are no shortage of genealogical records for soldiers from The War of 1812. Learn how and why these records were created, how to make sense of them, and what those records can contain for your ancestors!
Guest instructor Brian Rhinehart is a professional genealogist and speaker and is the owner of CivilWarRecords.com. He is a graduate of Boston University's Certificate of Genealogy Research and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in Washington DC. A direct descendant of six Civil War soldiers, Brian specializes in research and record retrieval for Civil War and War of 1812 soldiers at the National Archives in Washington DC and has retrieved military files for hundreds of clients there.