Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 9

Original post date: 2 Jan 2017

"The ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
nine drummers drumming..."

Nine drummers drumming - beginning of the

Drumming has been used by animals to show social dominance, by peoples as a means of communication, as an expression of art, and in the military to keep troops moving and motivated.

My gift to you this ninth day of Christmas is....

      ... where to find names of military drummer ancestors

Rolls of the soldiers in the Revolutionary War - open volume and search keyword Drummer

Muster Rolls - open volume and search keyword Drummer

At Find my Past - in box for Optional Keywords type Drummer. You should see a list of names without having to register. Can also use filters on left. 

Bands and drummer boys of the Civil War

Carleton Papers - Loyalists and British Soldiers 1772-1784 - type Keyword Drummer

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