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We have compiled a list of genealogical resources that may be useful when researching about Maryland and Maryland Defenders in the War of 1812.

These are tools and data sources to determine the patriotic service of your ancestor.


Maryland Society Resources:

•  Society Membership Brochure

•  Louis F. Giles, The Society of the War of 1812 in MarylandFrancis Scott Key’s Truce Ship

•  Cummins, Robert T., Jr, Heritage of Courage, A Bicentennial Celebration of the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland (Llumina Press, 2012)

•  Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, Greenmount Cemetry Burials

•  Blizzard, Dennis F. and Hollowak, Thomas L. Chronicle of War of 1812 Soldiers, Seamen, and Marines (Genealogical Publishing Company W/Supplement 2009)

•  Marine, William M., The British Invasion of Maryland 1812-1815 (Baltimore: Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, 1913)

•  Hickman, Nathaniel, The citizen soldiers at North Point and Fort McHenry, September 12 & 13, 1814. Resolves of the citizens in town meeting, particulars relating to the battle, official correspondence and honorable discharge of the troops (1858)

•   Baltimore City Directories

•  Defender/Graves Index (coming soon!)

•  Cranwell, John P. and William B. Crane, Men of Marque: A history of private armed vessels out of Baltimore during the War of 1812 (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1940)

•  Garitee, Jerome R., The Republics Private Navy: the American privateering business as practiced by Baltimore during the War of 1812 (Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1977)

•  Raborg Jr., C. Louis, comp., The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland (Essex, MD: Custom Printing, 2011)

•  Wright, F. Edward, Maryland Militia War of 1812 (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1979), 7 vols.







General Society of the War of 1812 Resources:

•  General Society website


External Resources:

•  National Genealogical Society - War of 1812 Records (link is external)

•  Find A Grave (link is external)

•  Ancestry.com - U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 (link is external)

•  National Archives and Records Administration(NARA) (link is external)

•  Online War of 1812 Indexes and Records

Thomas Ruckles Genealogical Resources

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