Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review - "Genealogy to Go! The War of 1812: Canada and the United States"

Elizabeth Lapointe, a Canadian genealogist, ( has published several Genealogy To Go! laminated research guide booklets that are extremely useful as basic guides to the subject at hand.  They cover the why, when, and how of each of the events in North American history.

This booklet, The War of 1812: Canada and the United States, examines the reasons for the war, who fought in the war, lists the battles, and gives a detailed summary of relevant websites and books for recommended reading of interest, for both Canada and the United States, with a portion devoted to Britain.  Blacks and Natives who fought both both sides are also included.

This Genealogy to Go! booklet includes:

1.  Canada

*  Who Fought in the War of 1812-1814, including full-time Militia units
*  The Main Battles in Upper and Lower Canada
*  Online Resources
*  Books
*  Native Peoples Who Fought for the Canadians
*  Blacks in the War of 1812-1814
*  Loyalists in the War of 1812-1814
*  Britain's Role in the War of 1812-1814
*  How the War Started...

2.  United States

*  Who fought in the War of 1812-1814
*  The Battles (by date)
*  Online Resources
*  Books
*  Native Peoples Who fought for the Americans

I was very impressed with the historical and resource listings on this four-page booklet.  It will be very useful for further research into my Canadian and american ancestors who participated in The War of 1812.

The booklets are currently available in the United States from Family Roots Publishing Company ( and in Canada from Global genealogy ( and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this booklet from Elizabeth Lapointe via postal mail and promised to provide a review of it.

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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