Research Tip #17
War of 1812 Claims
The Archives holds War of 1812 Abstracts of Payrolls for New York State Militia (series B0810). We also hold claim applications and certificates for service in the War of 1812 (series A0020, and A3352). The Archives does NOT have original muster rolls.
Veterans filed claims stating war service to obtain reimbursement for clothing, arms, and equipment furnished at the soldier's expense. Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812 (Albany: 1860; repr. 1969) indexes the certificates by soldier's name and is available in the Research Room.
Offsite researchers may print out and mail in a War Service Records Request Form to purchase photocopies of War of 1812 payroll cards and/or veterans' claims.