Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario.
This description of the book is from the Quinton Publications website.
This vast work contains the record of claims for losses for more than 1,200 persons who fled to Canada during and immediately after
the American Revolutionary War. This work does not contain documents supporting claims for compensation but rather contains the
extensive notes of the Commissioners who heard the claims between the years 1783 and 1790. These notes contain a veritable
gold mine of genealogical information and quite adequately sum up the position of the claimants. Each document usually gives the
claimant’s name, country of origin, reason for emigration, date of migration, place of residence in the American Colonies,
occupation, names of family members and friends, location and value of confiscated property, war service rendered, losses
sustained, evidence of character, statements of witnesses, notes of deed and wills and highlights of the claimant’s experiences during the war.
Index to the Books
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So now you found a name you want to check out. Where can you get the actual books to read
the information? I have done a small amount of checking and found:-
- The Archives of Ontario have the books on hand.
- The National Library of Canada has them in their stacks. Call No. FC 3070 L6 A58
- I borrowed the second book from Queen's University Library on ILL.
- Global Genealogy sells the books on a CD - CAT # 602CD13......CAN$44.99
Barnes and Noble sell a reprint of the books for US$87.50
- ISBN: 0806314044
- Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated
- Pub. Date: January 1994
- Quintin Publications sells a CD version as well - ISBN 1-58211-051-4 - US$29.95
I'm sure there are other sources available.
Bill Martin, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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