Tracing Your War of 1812 British Soldier

Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv
Mar 19, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
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Tracing an Officer
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Library and Archives Canada
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Search For Enlisted Soldier
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Internet Aids
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Different records are created for officers and enlisted men in the British Army. This lecture uses case studies to trace involvement of officers and enlisted using examples from the War of 1812, though the records are applicable for most pre WWI soldiers, thus much wider appeal.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. Here’s the backstory about Paul:
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    Always interesting in learning new things.

    always interesting to listen to Milner.

    Best Webinar I have heard

    Easy to follow and listen to. A great one.





    Excellent as always. Lots of previously unknown record groups to search.

    Excellent glossary! Thank you.

    Excellent information, Fabulous detail, Practical application by navigating through search databases. Thank you!

    excellent material. Thank you

    excellent moderator, as always!

    excellent presentation

    Excellent presentation and information

    Excellent speaker!



    Excellent, Appreciated the work that was done to use examples pertaining to Canadian research and resources.

    Excellent. Very knowledgeable. Explained things simply. Love the history!!

    Excellent…clear steps…given me renewed interest to find British Army ancestors

    Fantastic information and places to search

    Fascinating even though I don’t have any ancestor’s in the War of 1812 or the British Military (that I know of)


    great info

    Great info from a great speaker

    Great information on tracing ancestors who served in British military

    Great information well presented. Thanks!

    great presentation he sure knows what he is talkiing about – got lots of good leads to follow now

    Great presentation! I wish he would do one about British soldiers in India between 18080 and 1920. Would be awesome!

    Great session – now I am hoping to find British soldier in my line!

    Great webinar with lots of fantastic information. A must watch again webinar to gain the most from the presentation.

    Had thought by the title that it would have been about the British soldier in Canada during the war of 1812. And because it was part of the Oh Canada series. However the talk was very interesting and the handout great

    How to start looking for my great grandfather, from Oran Scotland

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    I appreciate the logical detailed approach to how to fine records.

    I learned a lot from this talk.

    I learned a lot. Thank you.

    I misunderstood what the webinar was about. My ancestors in the War of 1812 were from the US. As far as I know I don’t have any British soldiers.

    I was totally transfixed as I have had trouble actually getting the information to show up on the national archives. So Thank you

    Information overload! Seriously, it was an eye opener about what records are available. In my research to date I’ve just picked up bits that I’ve found on Ancestry or FindMyPast. Takes patience and focus to work through the National Archives records – but apparently very rewarding.

    Interesting webinar Thanks


    Knowledge of is subject

    Lots of information.

    Love Paul Milner!

    Mr. Milner is a wonder speaker – he has great visuals and explains them very well.

    My ancestor was in the British army but was not an officer. He fought in the Napoleonic Wars. My interest is in why and when he was sent to Canada. Thanks for the presentation. Did get some useful information that I will check into.

    overwhelming excellent, thanks!~

    Paul always does a great job and this was no exception. Thanks!

    Paul is always a mine of wonderful information 🙂

    Paul Milner has a great presentation style. He is easily understood and concise and obviously very knowledgeable of his subject matter.

    Paul Milner is a genealogy gem! Always find his webinars to be very very illuminating, inspiring, and full of extremely helpful tips! Always riveting!

    Paul Milner is a very thorough researcher and is so good about sharing what to look for and how to find it. His webinars are awesome! Thank you.

    Paul Milner is always one of my favorite genealogy speakers. So incredibly knowledgeable and full of experience. His pace lets you see how to navigate. His handouts are rich with information and links.

    Paul Milner today, I learned so much, and to see some of those records, amazing!

    References in syllabus are terrific. Thank you.

    That was a huge amount of valuable information. Thx

    The history factor in searching your ancestor was so fascinating.

    This was my first Webinar and I’ve already signed up for several more, including many in the 24 hour series. It was really nice of Paul to agree to answer follow up email questions.

    This was very clear and concise. Thank you.

    Today’s webinar was brilliant! I’m definitely going to have to watch it again!

    Very good for British soldiers, however I was hoping that this would include the residents of Canada who were in the militia for the War of 1812. Got valuable information about the British point of view, so still worthwhile.

    Very informative and interesting.

    Very interesting – thanks!

    Very interesting even though my war of 1812 ancestors were soldiers in the American army.

    Very interesting. Informative. Thanks for a great one.

    Very nice syllabus.

    Well documented and logical sequence steps of research. I learned new things, which always excites me. Thank you Paul.

    Wonderful speaker … and so much useful information! Thanks so much.

    Wow!! The scope of what is there in records and searching was so expansive!!! Impressed!! Thanks for the examples and honesty …like still searching for… etc. I will be passing knowledge of these webinars to our local groups… Much Thanks!


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