If this Veteran is related to another on the site, please add a line at the bottom of the biography that says “Family Links: <name of the other family member here>.”
When we review the application will will add the link to the other family members.
Is intended for the location of the plaque and burial site. They can be found as follows…
The process is simple…
In Google, from the menu select “what’s here” and the coordinates will appear in the address bar; in bing the coordinates will appear by the cursor. The will both be in the decimal format “44.787444, -79.926237” representing Latitude first and Longitude second (although you’re numbers will be different). It is okay to round the decimals to 5 or 6 positions however DO NOT remove the negative sign on Longitude.
If for some reason you have position in degrees, minutes and seconds, you must first convert to decimal to the format above. This can be done at the website Convert to Decimal and then enter the coordinates, including negative sign, in the appropriate boxes.
Originally this was meant to indicate the last rank attained during the War of 1812. However it’s become clear that many Veterans when up and down in rank, not just during, but before and afterwards. We’ll leave it to you to decide what rank should be included in this line but request that you explain in the biography.
Similar to “Last Rank,” it’s become obvious that many men moved around and moved Regiments. We leave it to your discretion and the bio to explain however request that you use the format 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot. Not 104th, or 104th Regiment of Foot since they were accurately the first example.
Likewise with militia units, 1st Regiment Lincoln Militia instead of 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, or 1st Lincoln Militia, or 1st Regiment of Lincoln, etc.
By keeping the naming consistent, the units are more easily cross-referenced.
Has been removed. Instead, include this information within the biography
Hip-Hip-Horay! the word count has been removed from the biography. While we believe that the biography should not be a reproduction of a book, we request that you keep it to a readable number of words.
- Archives of Canada
- Government of Canada War of 1812
- Brock University War of 1812 Collection
- Government of Ontario War of 1812 Resources Site
- Ontario Genealogical Society
- Parks Canada War of 1812 Resource Site
- Heritage Mississauga War of 1812
- War of 1812 at Library and Archives Canada
- United States National Archives War of 1812
- Family Search War of 1812 Search Centre
- Canadian War Museum Military History research Centre
- War of 1812 Resource Centre
- Library of Congress War of 1812 Guide and Database
- Family Tree magazine list of free genealogy War of 1812 websites
- Canadian Military Heritage Project
- Ontario Historical Society
- Cyndi’s List — War of 1812 Military, Pension, Burial and Casualty records
- Global Genealogy
- Virtual Reference Library
- Metis Nation of Ontario
- War of 1812 Casualty Database
- Honour Our War of 1812 Heroes
- Oshawa Loyalist Black Canadian Involvement in War of 1812
- New Brunswick Genealogical Society
- 1812 War Resisters
- Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Develpment Canada