Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:
Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)
Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin
Wednesday: Journal-Pioneer (Summerside)
Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)
Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)
Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)
Title: Remembering a Forgotten War
Snippet: It’s been two hundred years since Canadians successfully defended their land from invading American forces. Although there has been little fanfare about the War of 1812, for Canada, it was a pivotal time that could have cost them their way of life. Now many are giving the war the historical significance it deserves.
But what events led up to the two-year conflict? At a glance, the factors behind the war are simple and clear cut, but underlining reasons behind the invasion are complex and depends on where one loyalties lie.
It’s no surprise the relationship between the young country of United States and mother country Britain was strained and the wounds still fresh from the American Revolution (1775-1783). Many in the US wanted to rid North America of British influence entirely and expand their territory by conquering Canada.
. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.