Not only professional soldiers but also citizens serving as militiamen participated in the War of 1812.
The militia’s contribution to the War of 1812 is not well understood. Even now, 200 years later, we don’t know how many Upper Canadian militia men died defending their home.
York’s Sacrifice profiles 39 men who lost their lives during the war. They include 19 residents of the Town of York, five residents of York County, and 11 residents of Halton, Peel, and Wentworth Counties. Where possible, biographies include information about each man’s origin, residence, occupation, civic life, family, militia service, and circumstances of death. A section on records provides detailed guidance in finding and using records from the period to trace an ancestors militia service and life in this difficult time period.
A complete list of men who served in the three York regiments during the war identifies those who were killed, injured, captured, or deserted.
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About the Author
Janice Nickerson is a professional genealogist who specializes in Upper Canadian history. She provided research for the CBC Television program Who Do You Think You Are? and is a regular contributor to Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and Your Family Tree magazines. Janice is also the author of Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada. She lives in Toronto.
Janice Nickerson is a professional genealogist who specializes in Upper Canadian history. She provided behind-the-scenes research for the CBC Television program Who Do You Think You Are? and is a regular contributor to Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and Your Family Tree magazines. Janice is also the author of Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada. She lives in Toronto.
Table of Contents
Foreword: (maybe by Richard Gerrard at the City of Toronto Museum Services?)
Preface: Brief explanation of why I wrote the book (its value to genealogists) and background to the project including most of what was in the introduction to the report (purpose, scope, methodology, criteria, findings)
Acknowledgements: Museum folks, descendants, other researchers
Introduction: “teeny” history of War of 1812 and involvement of the militia
Chronology: List of major events of the war in which the York militia regiments were involved
Section One: Records
- this will expand on the records discussion that was in my report, dividing it up by record type and discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each record and how to find it
Section Two: Biographies
- this will be virtually the same as what I submitted for my report (assuming you’re okay with sample I sent you), the number of bios included will depend on the criteria we decide to use for inclusion. At the lowest (if we just focus on the 3rd York Regiment), it would be 15 bios, at the highest it would be 39 (if we include everything in my original report, including the two unidentified men about whom I know virtually nothing)
- each bio has its own notes