Thursday, December 9, 2010

What is research: Outlining contents of an American Revolutionary War pension file

... with brief comments extending the research.

How do we discover evidence in the research process? Does the research process ever end?

On the BetterGEDCOM wiki, folks are having on-going discussions about the difference between evidence and conclustions. To add to the discussion about the evidence process, I thought I'd post some information about a Revolutionary War pension file.

A pdf of one version of this document was posted to a Wikispaces page. You can probably download that document if you search "William Preston Rumney Pension" (without the quotes).

Click on the images below to read the individual pages. Digital images of the pension file pages are available at

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, microfilm publication M804 (Washington: National Archives, 19__), roll 1972, William Preston (Mary) (Sergeant, Continental and New Hampshire lines, Revolutionary War), file no[s. S.3222 and] W.2667, for pages filmed as nos. 1-70; digital images, ( : accessed 28 November 2007).
Hope this helps. --GJ

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