Category: Military

Let’s Honour Our Military Ancestors in November – An 11 Day Challenge

I am issuing an 11-day challenge to genealogists to honour their military ancestors. Starting on Nov. 1 honor a Military ancestor by sharing their experiences, accomplishments, or losses, tell their stories with family, friends and fellow genealogists How? Write a blog post, share a picture on your Facebook page or Instagram. You can choose to detail one…

Military Records in Canadian Orders-In-Council

Reposting this for the 11-day Military Challenge Yesterday I spent some time searching on-line at the Library and Archives Canada’s website focusing on the Orders in Council. The records cover the years 1867-1924, and are further explained on the site as: A federal Order-in-Council is a legal instrument made by the Governor in Council pursuant to a statutory authority…

52 Ancestors – #12 John Tipper

John Tipper is my first ancestor to have traveled to Canada, arrived before 1796. Until today I didn’t have many details about him. What I did know is that he was a soldier with the Royal Artillery, his wife was Gertrude and she died in Kingston, Ontario in 1805. The family lived in Montreal, Kingston…