Frequently Asked Questions
Q:I believe that I had an ancestor who fought during the
A: Colonial National Historical Park has limited resources available for genealogical research in our library. We do not conduct genealogical research. However, the National Archives is the best place to search for information about your Revolutionary War ancestor. If you wish to order copies of veteran’s records please contact the National Archives :
National Archives & Records Administration, Old Military and Civil Records (NWCTB-Military), Textual Services Division, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20408-0001
Note: If you are doing genealogical research, you will need the forms NATF 86 for Military Service Records, and NATF 85 for Military Pension/Bounty Land Warrant Applications.
Did You Know?
Yorktown played a role in not only the American Revolution but also during the Civil War. In 1862 it was the site of the first siege operations of the Civil War. In May 1862 Confederates abandoned Yorktown and Union troops occupied it for the remainder of the war.