From 1775, with the first shots in Lexington, to the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the Revolutionary War secured independence for the United States of America. Ancestry has 33 collections with millions of records spanning the length of the war and beyond. Find the patriots in your family who helped give birth to a new nation.

U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775–1783
A collection of more than 425,000 records documenting men who fought for the colonies in the American Revolutionary War.

Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary War Patriots
Revolutionary War graves found between 1900 and 1987, which include the name of the patriot and the cemetery in which the headstone is found.

U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775–1783
Records of regular soldiers, militia volunteers, Navy personnel and members of auxiliary.

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800–1900
A detail-rich collection of more than 80,000 files from applications by officers and enlisted men who served in the Revolutionary War.

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
Compilation of more than 850,000 records of Massachusetts soldiers and sailors serving in the Army or Navy during the Revolutionary War.

Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books
A collection of 152 volumes containing nearly 2.4 million names.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889–1970
This database contains applications for membership in the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution approved between 1889 and 31 December 1970. These records can be an excellent source for names, dates, locations, and family relationships.