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?
During the period of its peak prosperity from 1740-1770, the town of Yorktown contained 250-300 buildings and had almost 2000 residents. Approximately 80% of the town were damaged or destroyed during the 1781 siege. Today Yorktown is still an active community of about 200 residents.