17 March 2010

1812 History

Preparations are underway to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Canada celebrates victory in repelling US aggression; the US celebrates victory on the Lakes. We can all celebrate the peace agreement of 1815.

www.1812 history.com is dedicated to making the surviving records and artefacts from this time period available to everyone. It includes digitally search-able images of land grants, muster rolls, even a library patron list from the period, which may include the name of an ancestor.

Thanks to Glenn Wright for the tip.

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