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BOOK - The War of 1812 in British North America, Searching for your Ancestor's Elusive War Records
By Kenneth G. Cox
Published by author, Toronto 2017

Soft cover...34.95 (C$)

8.5 X 11"
The War of 1812 in British North America, Searching for your Ancestor's Elusive War Records provides researchers with an up-to-date guide to help you locate military service and other useful records from the War of 1812.

While the War of 1812 is well documented, the stories of our ancestors are often left to speculation. However, there are ways to discover some of their involvement in the conflict. Muster rolls, pay lists, medal rolls, pension requests, land grant applications, war loss claims, and various other records can help in the search.

Cox's book identifies which records are available, how to access them, and discusses interpretation of findings. Generously illustrated with examples, this book will be of great help to those seeking to find surviving personnel records from the War of 1812.

Contents include:
  • Beginning your research
  • Your ancestor's Army: muster rolls and pay lists
  • Your ancestor's Navy: Ships' musters and Seamen's Wills
  • The Records of the Loyal and Patriotic Society
  • Prince Regents's BOunty and Land Grants to veterans
  • The War Losses Claims Commission
  • The 1875 Bounty paid to surviving veterans of The War of 1812
  • The records of the Military and Naval General Service Medals
  • The records of the Chelsea Pensioners, Royal Hiberian Military School and Greenwich Hospital
  • Searching for First Nation Warriors
  • American Records: Soldiers, Traitors, Prisoners of War, Colonial Marines and Black Refugees
  • Transcribed records, rare books, manuscripts and documents
  • "While I don't have ancestors or known relatives who served during the war, if I did I'd be continuing to refer to Cox's book..." - John D. Reid, Anglo Celtic Connections, April 04, 2017
About the author:
Kenneth Cox is a former school principal who started researching his own family's military legacy shortly after retirement. His initial personal interest in military service records research soon turned into a passion. Ken writes articles about military records research for periodicals, and has published two previous books on military research; A Call to the Colours, Tracing Your Canadian Military Ancestors and Patriotes, Reformers, Rebels and Raiders, Tracing your ancestors during the 'troublous' times in Upper and Lower Canada 1820-1851. He lives in Toronto, Ontario

174 pages plus 7 pages front-matter
8.5 X 11"
Apendix by chapter (including several lists of individuals: muster rolls, treason convictions, medal recipients, First Nations warriors, militia men, etc)
Soft cover (perfect bound)
Published by author, Toronto, 2017
ISBN 978-0-9937871-2-6

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