How to look for records of...Napoleonic wars and the war of 1812 – an overview
This guide provides a brief overview of records held at the National Archives for wars of the Napoleonic era. These are the records of central government, including all branches of the military. You’ll get a sense of the sort of records we hold and links to guides with more details and advice on how to find the records in our collection, including whether records are available online. As this is an overview of records guidance, much of the advice for finding records of the struggle against Napoleon can also be applied to the War of 1812.