Family Relation?

If this Veteran is related to another on the site, please add a line at the bottom of the biography that says “Family Links: <name of the other family member here>.”

When we review the application will will add the link to the other family members.

GPS Coordinates

Is intended for the location of the plaque and burial site. They can be found as follows…

The process is simple…

Go to either or; zoom into a level of detail where you can see the location; right click on the location.

In Google, from the menu select “what’s here” and the coordinates will appear in the address bar; in bing the coordinates will appear by the cursor. The will both be in the decimal format “44.787444, -79.926237” representing Latitude first and Longitude second (although you’re numbers will be different). It is okay to round the decimals to 5 or 6 positions however DO NOT remove the negative sign on Longitude.

If for some reason you have position in degrees, minutes and seconds, you must first convert to decimal to the format above. This can be done at the website Convert to Decimal and then enter the coordinates, including negative sign, in the appropriate boxes.

Last Rank Attained

Originally this was meant to indicate the last rank attained during the War of 1812. However it’s become clear that many Veterans when up and down in rank, not just during, but before and afterwards. We’ll leave it to you to decide what rank should be included in this line but request that you explain in the biography.

Last Regiment, Unit or Faction

Similar to “Last Rank,” it’s become obvious that many men moved around and moved Regiments. We leave it to your discretion and the bio to explain however request that you use the format 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot. Not 104th, or 104th Regiment of Foot since they were accurately the first example.

Likewise with militia units, 1st Regiment Lincoln Militia instead of 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, or 1st Lincoln Militia, or 1st Regiment of Lincoln, etc.

By keeping the naming consistent, the units are more easily cross-referenced.

Report to Officer, Name and Rank

Has been removed. Instead, include this information within the biography


Hip-Hip-Horay! the word count has been removed from the biography. While we believe that the biography should not be a reproduction of a book, we request that you keep it to a readable number of words.


  1. Archives of Canada
  2. Government of Canada War of 1812
  3. Brock University War of 1812 Collection
  4. Government of Ontario War of 1812 Resources Site
  5. Ontario Genealogical Society
  6. Parks Canada War of 1812 Resource Site
  7. Heritage Mississauga War of 1812
  8. War of 1812 at Library and Archives Canada
  9. United States National Archives War of 1812
  10. Family Search War of 1812 Search Centre
  11. Canadian War Museum Military History research Centre
  12. War of 1812 Resource Centre
  13. Library of Congress War of 1812 Guide and Database
  14. Family Tree magazine list of free genealogy War of 1812 websites
  15. Canadian Military Heritage Project
  16. Ontario Historical Society
  17. Cyndi’s List — War of 1812 Military, Pension, Burial and Casualty records
  18. Global Genealogy
  19. Virtual Reference Library
  20. Metis Nation of Ontario
  21. War of 1812 Casualty Database
  22. Honour Our War of 1812 Heroes
  23. Oshawa Loyalist Black Canadian Involvement in War of 1812
  24. New Brunswick Genealogical Society
  25. 1812 War Resisters
  26. Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
  27. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Develpment Canada