New York played a pivotal role in the War of 1812, with major battles taking place on land and water within the state. This collection includes abstracts from the payroll records of the New York State Militia. Each abstract card includes the name of the soldier or sailor, rank, military organization, date ranges and amounts of payments, and remarks.
These records can help you identify New Yorkers who served in the conflict, which can pave the way to more detailed records, like pension records, which are being digitized and made available free on Fold3.com through the Preserve the Pensions project.
The original payroll records detailed on these cards were extracted from Series B0811 at the New York State Archives.