The following announcement was written by the Ontario Genealogical Society:
The Ontario Genealogical Society plans to recognize descendants of those who fought for the British in Canada during the War of 1812-14 or were caught up in that war.
Anyone who can prove descent from:
– a British soldier based in what is now Canada during the War of 1812-14
– a member of any Canadian militia unit that saw action during the War of 1812-14
– a native who saw action on the British side during the War of 1812-14
– a civilian resident in what is now Canada who was compensated for war losses
will be able to obtain a certificate from the OGS.
Applicants will have to provide proof that their ancestor fits one of the above categories and will have to prove, to genealogical standards, the line of descent from that ancestor to themselves. Details and application forms will be posted on the OGS website in January 2009.
Information on a competition to design the certificate is now available on the OGS website at www.ogs.on.ca/heritage.
For information on the Ontario Genealogical Society, see our website at www.ogs.on.ca.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.