Friday, 4 November 2011

War of 1812 descendants

The following is via the Global Genealogy Newsletter:

The Canadian Press is looking for descendants of veterans from the War of 1812, and thought that some our readers would be interested in participating. The following outlines their request: 

Request for Descendants of War of 1812 Veterans
As the national media prepares to mark another Remembrance Day, the Canadian Press is casting a spotlight on many of the historic battles in which Canadian troops played a role. One conflict that often receives scant attention is the War of 1812. I am hoping to rectify this for this year's Remembrance Day, as well as to establish contacts that could help provide coverage as the bicentennial anniversary approaches. 
If you have ancestors that took part in the War of 1812 and are willing to share that connection with the Canadian Press, I would be delighted to talk to you.
If you would be willing to take part in a brief telephone interview, please feel free to contact me directly, either by phone at 416-507-2140 or by email at
I am working to a fairly tight deadline and would appreciate hearing from you by Tuesday, Nov. 8. If you receive this note after that time, you're still more than welcome to get in touch and will be kept in consideration for future projects.
Many thanks and all the best,
Michelle McQuiggeReporter/EditorOFFICE: 416 507 2140MOBILE: 416 402 5545
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