The Overseas Pension Project is a team of archivists, historians, genealogists, and information managers with a common mission: exploring data trapped within 200 year old archival documents. The team finds, digitizes, and links records documenting veterans and their family members receiving pensions for American military service who moved outside the United States. It concentrates on military service from the Revolutionary War until just prior to World War I. The project aims to release the rich genealogical and historical data contained within these digitized records for groups such as genealogists, historians, economists, sociologists, and healthcare professionals to use.
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