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Books by Kenneth Cox
Guides to assist locating Canadian military & militia records






About Kenneth G. Cox
Kenneth G. Cox is a former school principal who accelerated his personal family history research when he retired. Having a keen interest in history, he believes it is not enough to just discover ancestors and place their names on a genealogical chart; it is important to understand the place they occupied in our country's history. He has written and published a number of articles concerning military research and family history, plus the books that are listed below. Several new research guidebooks are in the works which will be released throughout this year by Global Heritage Press.




BOOK - Documenting Canadian Military Personnel Who Were Prisoners of War During World War One or World War Two
By: Kenneth Cox
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2022
If your ancestor was a Prisoner of War, either during World War One or Two, their story is worth researching. The tremendous stress of capture and internment, the lack of food, the physical trauma of punishment, the will to escape and mental anguish of living in close proximity to their peers took a toll on your ancestor's physical and mental health. Archival and textual resources can help a family historian complete a narrative of an ancestor who spent time as a prisoner of war. This guide book is designed to help you complete your research successfully. Also included is a list of Canadian Prisoners of War held in Germany during World War Two.    More information
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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 Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2022
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.     More information
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BOOK - Searching for Canadian Militia Records following the Fenian Threat and the Red River Expedition, 1866-1872    
By Kenneth G. Cox
Published by author, Toronto 2018
Searching for Canadian Militia Records following the Fenian Threat and the Red River Expedition, 1860-1872 identifies available records, how to access them, and discusses interpretation of findings. Several lists of men are also included, with names, rank, unit, actions, wounded captured, killed in action, recipients of Paid Bounty, etc. Generously illustrated with examples, this book will be of great help to those seeking to kknow more about Canadian militia records for those who served in the defense of the Fenian Raids and the Red River Expedition 1866-1872. Militia records from this period are unfortunately scarce. However, there are resources that can prove to family historians that their ancestors 'stepped up' when called upon to defend their country, and became more than 'part-time' soldiers.
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BOOK - Patriotes, Reformers, Rebels and Raiders, Tracing your ancestors during the 'troublous' times in Upper and Lower Canada 1820-1851
By Kenneth G. Cox
Published by Kenneth G. Cox, Toronto 2014
This detailed book identifies and explains Rebellion of 1837-38 historical records, including transcribed lists of many of the players in this often ignored chapter of Canada's history. In 1840 Jean Baptiste Turcott submitted his application to Governor Lord Durham for a land grant claiming his service during the War of 1812 as a right to entitlement. It can be assumed that because of the date on the application Jean Baptiste must have remained loyal to the Crown during the recent rebellions which had occurred in both Upper and Lower Canada in 1837. A year before Jean Baptiste's application another Turcot, Louis, had stood before a military court martial and been sentenced to death by hanging for his active role during the same rebellions. Jean Baptiste would eventually move his family to Wolfe Island near Kingston, Upper Canada (Ontario), while Louis would be exiled to Australia. Both would eventually appear on the 1851 census with one living in the newly renamed Canada West (Ontario) and the other back with his family in Canada East (Quebec). The search for a family connection between these two men, as they experienced the 'troublous' times between 1820 and 1851 in Upper and Lower Canada, is the basis for this research guide.     More information
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Kenneth G. Cox research guides to be published by Global Heritage Press during December 2022 include:
  • Documenting Those Who Served in the Canadian Navy During World War One or World War Two

  • Documenting Canadians Who Served in the Royal Flying Corps During World War One or in the Canadian Air Force during World War Two

  • Documenting Canadians Who Fought in Spain During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

  • Documenting Canadians Who Served During the North-West Rebellion (1885) in Western Canada

  • Documenting Canadians Who Served in South Africa During the Boer War (1899-1902)

  • Documenting Canadian 'Voyageurs' Who Served in the Nile Expedition (1884-1885)





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