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comment Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 Oct 1812: 23 American soldiers held as British deserters
I think you didn't click the link. MT is sort of an "uber" for general work. Of historical interest, the name is a reference to a fake Chess-playing "machine" from the 18th century, that actually had a real human in it. Point being, yes, MT uses real humans.
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comment Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 Oct 1812: 23 American soldiers held as British deserters
BTW: If you are interested in this primarily for the purpose of doing geneology research rather than historical curiousity, I might suggest long-term your questions may be better asked on the Genealogy stack. They should be much better than we are at knowing how to dig out life details of specific mundane people from what records exist today. Its kinda their thing.
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comment Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 Oct 1812: 23 American soldiers held as British deserters
"Commissioning a researcher" still sounds expensive. I wonder if this is a situation where Mechanical Turk might come in handy.
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comment Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 Oct 1812: 23 American soldiers held as British deserters
Ah, sorry. I missed the fact that you were primarily interested in Naval records, as it wasn't in your question (which talked entirely about soldiers). I do see it down there in your bounty now, near the end of the text.
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comment When did Archbishop Desmond Tutu invite the world press to review Apartheid?
Are you sure this wasn't a metaphorical invitation? Someone's (your instructor's?) way of saying he brought international publicity to the issue?
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comment Why do Afro Carribeans have English names whereas Indo Carribeans still have Indian(ish) names
@knut - With a bit of digging, I could find you a Public Enemy song that helps explains this. :-)
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comment Why was 17th Century England a particularly supportive place for groundbreaking thought?
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comment Why was 17th Century England a particularly supportive place for groundbreaking thought?
@TheHonRose - That's almost exactly what I was getting at. For example, Newton came from a very humble background (and with a really crappy homelife). If he'd been born 100 years earlier, there's no way he would have been able to hang out in the circles he ended up in, and likely would have lived his life as a very unhappy farmer.
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comment Why did Canada not join the American Revolution?
Look at that first map, it appears that essentially all of the English-speaking colonies did join, with the exception of Hudson Bay (which was not contiguous with the rest, and probably required continual support from England at that time), and Nova Scotia (which as recently as 1710 had been French as well).
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comment Was Jesus unique from the point of view of contemporaries?
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@StevenBurnap - That happens to be my current read. Got a copy on me right now.