Who was your Revolutionary War ancestor? Bob Oliphant has all the tips to help you discover your genealogical ancestor

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Did my ancestor serve in the American Revolution? Boys as young as 16 were allowed to serve, so any male ancestors who were between the ages of 16 and 50 between 1776 and 1783 were potential candidates. Those who didn’t serve directly in a military capacity may have helped in other ways – by providing goods, supplies or non-military service to the cause. Women also participated in the American Revolution, some even accompanying their husbands to battle.

If you have an ancestor you believe may have served in the American Revolution, then Bob Oliphant has tips to help you get started