HeritageQuestOnline has some
Revolutionary War Files (not OCLC)
RE: READERS' FEEDBACK: Railroads, letters, OCLC & more http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0804.htm
Can Dorinne please be more specific as to what kind of "Revolutionary War files" she downloaded? I, too, achieved access to OCLC with my library card, but all I was able to get were book references. As far as I could see it was a super catalog but I couldn't actually open any of the books online. I get Revolutionary War pension files through Godfrey Library, but this only helps if the soldier filed for a pension and many of them didn't. I would love to find info about my ancestors who did not file for a pension. Thanks.
Dorinne has graciously explained the process for attaching a saved .pdf file from HeritageQuestOnline (accessed
through our local public library) and her Family Tree Maker program. The confusion was that our library here in Bradenton, Florida offers both OCLC (the super catalog as you call it) and HQO HeritageQuestOnline to patrons who log on with their library card and pin numbers.
Those who have access to Heritage Quest Online through www.Godfrey.org can merely replace steps 1-3 (for Manatee Central Library in Bradenton, FL) with the usual login at the Godfrey Library's online resources.
DORINNE'S DIRECTIONS FOR ATTACHING
1. Access from http://www.co.manatee.fl.us/ (Manatee County Government).
2. Click on 'Library', then 'Electronic Information Resources.'
3. Click on 'Heritage Quest' (At this point it asks for your library bar code and pin.)
4. At HQO there are four choices: Census, Books, Persi and Revolutionary War.
-- Revolutionary War asks for Surname, Given Name, State and Service. When you get a hit the page brings up the Series, Roll, Image, File number and the number of pages.
-- The pages may be printed, downloaded, positive, negative. I downloaded PDF files and saved them in my computer.
5. I then opened FTM to my individual ancestor.
6. Click scrapbook
7. Click Picture/Object then click Insert Object
8. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 comes up, find the file and click OK.
A description of the Revolutionary War Records at www.HeritageQuestOnline.com explains:
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION & BOUNTY LAND WARRANT APPLICATION FILES
"This HeritageQuest collection details records of 80,000+ individuals who
served in the Revolutionary War and contains both genealogical and historical
information. Each veteran's file usually contains six or more pages on each
veteran and normally includes the veteran's former rank, unit, and period of
service, age or date of birth, residence, and sometimes-genealogical
information on other family members."
Remember, HeritageQuestOnline is a service sold to libraries, not individuals, hence the need to view these records via a library card system as described by Dorinne.
Ol' Myrt here is working on a column that lists additional resources for researching Revolutionary War era ancestors. Hopefully it will be done in the next few hours.
Happy family tree climbing!
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