Military Monday: the Volunteer Militia

In June Canadiana Heritage added three digital microfilms Nominal rolls and paylists for the Volunteer Militia 1855-1914. They are T16554 for 1862-1914T-16555  for 1883-1908; and T-16670 for 1906-1914.

Such lists are useful as many young, and not-so-young men were in the militia. Along with the church, it played an important social role.

If you have an Ancestry subscription with Canadian records, or Ancestry access through your public library, the collection Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1857-1922 already provides those records, and more, searchable by name, and, as name indexing is always problematic,  browsable by military unit.



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