Did your ancestor sign the US Declaration of Independence? New US records at FindMyPast


01 July 2022
Three newly released record sets from FindMyPast explore the signatories of the Declaration of Independence, Oaths of Allegiance and a patriot militia index.

The three collections have been released by FindMyPast ahead of Independence Day on 4 July.

Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Each signer of this historic document is included in this collection, new to Findmypast this week. Following a traditional genealogical style, you might uncover a personal family connection to a signer of the Declaration of Independence by following their descendants. These 18,000 records have been kindly supplied by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

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Pennsylvania, Oaths of Allegiance Lists  

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Also new to Findmypast this week, with these 13,000 records you might discover if an ancestor renounced their allegiance to the British monarchy, and instead pledged support to the Continental Congress. Here, you may learn where and when your ancestor made this pledge. 

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Pennsylvania, American Revolution Patriot Militia Index  

This new collection comprises 10,000 PDF records to help you discover if your ancestor was directly involved in the fighting during the American Revolution. The records normally include the name of the soldier, their rank and their type of involvement. 

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