November 4, 2014

Got Canadian Ancestors? Check out Canadian Military Records Online

Got Canadian Ancestors? Check out Canadian Military Records Online
Got Canadian Military Ancestors?
For those seeking military ancestors in Canada, has some really great (and obscure!) records that I bet not many genealogists are aware of. I recently found some great information on a few of my ancestors in thees databases. The one that thrilled me the most was a record for my 3rd great grandfather John Greenlees. I found him recorded as 

Name: John Greenless Age: 23
Birth Date: abt 1782 Birth Place: Fermanagh [Ireland]
Military Date: 7 May 1805 Unit: 54th Foot Soldiers
The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; Class Number: WO 25; Class Title: 54 Foot; Piece Number: 420; Piece Title: 54 Foot.
Source Information: Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. 

This record gave his height, hair and eye colour and more! Here is the complete list of Canadian (and British) military records on for those who may want to give them a quick look.

Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918Military598,682

Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900Military467,838

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Registers of Soldiers Who Served in Canada, 1743-1882Military375,748

Canada, Military Honours and Awards Citation Cards, 1900-1961Military68,047

Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1857-1922Military1,609,017

Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948Military71,052

Canada, CEF Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1919Military56,567

Canada, British Army and Canadian Militia Muster Rolls and Pay Lists, 1795-1850Military752,886

Canada, Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835Military24,789

Canada, Militia and Defence Forces Lists, 1832, 1863-1939Military79,630

Canada, Ledgers of CEF Officers Transferring to Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1919Military1,210

The Loyalists in OntarioStories, Memories & Histories418

Canada, South African War Land Grants, 1908-1910Military7,143

Canada, British Navy Ship Muster Rolls and Pay Lists, 1757-1836Military176,551

United Empire Loyalists, Parts I-IIStories, Memories & Histories22,456

Canada, British Army Regimental Rolls of Non-commissioned Officers and Soldiers, 1806-1892Military30,396

Canada, Registers of Prisoners of War, 1803-1815Military56,505

Old United Empire Loyalists ListImmigration & Travel6,353

Canada, Selected Service Records of Soldiers, 1914-1918Military102

Canada, Selected Service Records of War Dead, 1939-1945Military100

Canada, Pension Applications For Widows and Family of British Military Officers, 1776-1881Military843


Emily Hegarty said...

Thanks for this post. I'd like to add that these collections also include some non-Canadian personnel. For instance, that British regimental registry one includes British and Irish soldiers alongside Canadian ones.

T said...

I couldn't view any of those searches without a membership in

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

I"m not sure why you are surprised T. I stated TWICE in the blog post that these are from

.com has the same records as .ca, and you need a subscription to view them.

You can always take a free trial though