In the Summer of 2013 the Federation of Genealogical Societies hosted a webinar series on the War of 1812. For a limited-time (February 28 to April 27), FGS is allowing access to two of the webinars again.
The webinars which are slightly over an hour long each are viewable at the FGS website webinars page. Syllabus materials are available for each.
Discovering Local and State Militia Records was presented by J. Mark Lowe. It takes a look at the wide variety of possible records and how they can be used for family research. And about the military organization of citizens for local defense.
Researching in the Post War Records of 1812 was presented by Craig Roberts Scott. It focuses on the War Department records created after the war including service records, pensions and pension payments.
If you think you have a War of 1812 veteran in the family, it might pay (these are free webinars) to take some time and watch these before they expire.
See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!