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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
Origianlly ublished by author, Toronto, 2017
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2022


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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
Reviews
  • "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
Details
    174 pages plus 7 pages front-matter
    8.5 X 11"
    Bibliography
    Illustrations
    Apendix by chapter (including several lists of individuals: muster rolls, treason convictions, medal recipients, First Nations warriors, militia men, etc)
    Soft cover (perfect bound)
    This reprint published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2022 ISBN 978-1-77240-192-9
    Originally published by author, Toronto, 2017 under ISBN 978-0-9937871-2-6

About the author: Kenneth G. Cox
    Kenneth G. Cox 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. Click here for more books from Kenneth G. Cox



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