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?
The 9,000 American forces were in the minority during the Yorktown Campaign. The French army and navy combined for over 25,000 men, while the British army and navy participants numbered over 21,000.