Archive for category Serial Set (congressional pubs)
Examples of Records from Online Web Services
Ancestry Library Edition
- Available: UD Library, New Castle County public libraries (see database list), and Delaware Public Archives
- Note: best results using Internet Explorer browser
Image from Ancestry Library Edition. War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815.
Ancestry Library Edition
Image from Ancestry Library Edition. U.S. Census. 1930.
Heritage Quest Online
- Not available at the UD Library
- Available: New Castle County public libraries (see database list), the Kent and Sussex public libraries (see the Delaware Library Catalog: Heritage Quest), and the Delaware Public Archives.
War Claims from the Serial Set
House Report no. 1282, 52nd Congress, 1st Session, 1892: Sarah and Florence Coleman. PDF from Heritage Quest Online. U.S. Serial Set collection.
I was able to locate the complete Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) for William Colley, 28 pages. To obtain records of this type, you need to subscribe to Footnote.com
Example from Patriot Grave Search:
|Patriot Name||Military Rank||State of Service||Cemetery||Location||Born||Died||Citation||Quality|
|COLEMAN, Robert||Soldier||SC||nr Feasterville, Fairfield County, SC||1796||36th-45th Annual Reports DAR. Senate documents (United States Congress, Senate). Government Printing Office: Washington, DC||not evaluated|
To find the cited information:
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Annual Reports were printed as Senate Documents. That means they are available in a cumulative set of bound Congressional publications called the Serial Set. The UD library has the Serial Set.
Problem: The information given here is not sufficient to find these reports.
Solution: Consult LexisNexis Congressional; the database that gives information about congressional publications. You can find this on the Library Databases page.
In LexisNexis Congressional, search for:
Daughters of American Revolution
Jump to the results for Serial Set and scroll down through the results.
|TITLE: 36th report of National Society of Daughters of American Revolution, Apr. 1, 1932-Apr. 1, 1933 CIS-NO: 9787 S.doc.118
DOC-TYPE: Serial Set Collection
DOC-NO: S.doc.118, 73-2
SERIAL-VOL-NO: 9787 ←—
The 36th DAR report was printed in volume 9787 of the Serial Set as Senate Document 118. This was in 1934 in the 73rd Congress, Second Session.
When you search in DELCAT for the title Serial Set, you find that there is a link to click: University of Delaware Library Serial Set holdings.
You find that volume number 9787 is located in the Morris Library in the U.S. Documents collection on the Lower Level.
There are maps of each floor of the Library to pick up at the Information and Reference desks. The maps are also on the web.
You would follow the same procedure for the rest of the Annual Reports.
Each DAR Annual Report has a section “Graves of soldiers of the Revolution.” The names are listed by state.
I found Robert Coleman in the 45th annual report.
45th Report of National Society of Daughters of American Revolution, Apr. 1, 1941-Apr. 1, 1942. 77th Cong., 2; Serial Set 10675 sess., 1942, p. 161.
View title page of 45th Annual Report:
View listing for New York – South Carolina:
Extract of page showing entry for Robert Coleman: