I am about to send a request to the NY State Archives to obtain whatever information they may have on my ggg-grandfather (Ebenezer Ruland) who served in the War of 1812 in what appears to be two different units: 1) Battalion Artillery (FORBES) New York and, 2) 1 Reg't (LAIGHT'S) New York Militia. I found this information on Ancestry.
Should I wait to receive a response from NY Archives before I request a record search from NARA to obtain additional info? The NARA site is a tad confusing to me as well. Is there one (1)single form that would request any and all info about this individual, or do I need to complete a variety of forms? Thanks.