The Battle for Bounty Land: War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars - free webinar by Beth Foulk now online for limited time
The recording of today's webinar, "The Battle for Bounty Land: War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars" by Beth Foulk is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com.
Land given as a “Bounty” for military service has been an American tradition from the Colonial Era up to the Civil War when the practice saw its ultimate discontinuance. The Spanish-American and Mexican-American Wars and the battle waged by the veterans for their bounty land tell the story of a nation and a military in transition. Lucky for us genealogists, there is a “bounty” of both military pension and land-purchase records left behind to tell the story both nationally and personally.
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 28 minute recording of "The Battle for Bounty Land: War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.
Finally, a guide book covering all aspects of bounty land from the Revolution through the last bounty land act of 1855. This book explains in detail why bounty land was granted, who was eligible, and the process that was needed to claim it. Learn about these incredibly rich documents holding all types of family information. The book includes an appendix of the laws granting bounty land. An indispensable guide to learning about and accessing these important underused records.
Paperback: 176 pages, 8.5" x 11", illustrated, published 2011.