Tuesday, 24 November 2015

LAC launches online database, Carleton Papers―Loyalists and British Soldiers, 1772–1784.

This online database from Library and Archives Canada allows access to more than 54,000 references to names of Loyalists and British soldiers. Names were taken from the British Headquarters Papers, New York―also known as the Carleton Papers―which include a variety of documents about Loyalist soldiers, civilian refugees, as well as British and German soldiers who settled in Canada after the American Revolution (1776–1783).
The search form has fields for by Keyword, Given name(s), Surname, Rank, Regiment.
Results returned are Given Names(s), Surname, Rank, Regiment, Gender, Type of Document, Date (yyyy/mm/dd), Additional Information, Place where the Document was Created, Document Page Number, Fonds, Microfilm Number, Reference, Item Number.

1 comment:

Gail B said...

I have forwarded this to several folks in Niagara, and have heard back from them, with enthusiasm for the site, and with a couple having been thrilled to find their ancestor so easily.

So, loyal regards

Gail B