We recommend the following institutions and websites for further information
on both the Grand Forage and the American Revolution in general.
David Library of the American Revolution. The David Library of the American Revolution is a privately endowed, nonprofit foundation devoted to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800. The library's mission is the collection and dissemination of information on the period and the support of related programs.
RevWar75. A comprehensive guide to orderly books, army organization and battles of the American Revolution.
The George Washington Papers. The complete George Washington Papers collection from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 65,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Washington documents in the world. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799.
Johannes Schwalm Historical Association. JSHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching those German auxiliary troops (generically called Hessian) who remained in America after the Revolutionary War, became loyal citizens, made cultural contributions and were the progenitors of any thousands of Americans living today.
Loyalist Institute. Extensive collection of documents relating to those Americans
who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution.
US Revolutionary War Pension Applications. Transcriptions of veterans and
widows applications for assistance from the 19th Century, including New Jersey.
Loyalist Revolutionary War Pension Applications. Images of original Loyalist pension applications housed in the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, including some from Bergen County.
Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
Sons of the American Revolution. The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit,
United States 501(c)3, corporation that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; an appreciation for true patriotism; a respect for our national symbols; the value of American citizenship; the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.
United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada. Genealogical Association of Loyalist
descendents from the American Revolution.
The New Jersey Historical Society. The New Jersey Historical Society is a state-wide, private, non profit historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich and intricate political, social, cultural and economic history of New Jersey to the broadest possible audiences. Founded in 1845, we are the oldest cultural institution in the state. Through exhibitions, publications, and programming, we examine who and what we are, what it means to live and work in New Jersey, what contributes to New Jersey's distinct identity, and what are the unique contributions New Jerseyans make to the region and the country.
New Jersey State Archives. The Division of Archives and Records Management holds in trust the public records of New Jersey: one of the oldest and most vital functions of government. The division has statutory authority to ensure the security, integrity, and efficiency of record-keeping by state and local public agencies, and to preserve the rich documentary heritage of New Jersey and its people.
Spies of the American Revolution. A collection of manuscripts relating to the spies of the American Revolution, primarily in the area of New York City, taken from the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan.