Thursday, November 8, 2012

Article for Veterans' Week on Geneabloggers

If you have Canadian or American ancestors, you will be interested in my article on GeneaBloggers called “Canadians in the American Civil War" at

In part, I discuss lists of people who  went to the United States to fight on both sides of the war – with the Union and Confederate troops.

I hope to write an article every two weeks, concentrating on Canadian genealogy and the cross-migration between Canada and the United States.

Library and Archives Canada has published a blog post, “From Enlistment to Burial Records: The Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War”, and in it, they discuss how to use their finding aids, and offer research tips. For example, you can find how to access attestation (enlistment) papers, war diaries, service files, and published histories.

A new LAC Podcast Episode called, “Lest We Forget: Guide to Sources Relating to Units of the CEF”, is now available online at

Question of the Day: How many Canadian received the American Medal of Honor? Send your answer to Elizabeth at by midnight, Eastern Standard Time. Please put “booklet” in the title, and remember to submit your full name and postal address. A winner will be chosen by random draw from every eligible entry received.

For details on the contest and the booklet prize—a research guide on both sides of the War of 1812 entitled The War of 1812: Canada and the United States—please visit

Good luck with the draw, and happy researching!

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