Thursday, 1 November 2012

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

In the lead-up to November 11 Ancestry is releasing several military databases.

Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1857-1922 contains acquittance rolls and paylists for members of the Canadian Volunteer Militia.

Militia service was common for young men in the 19th century combining service to the country and comradeship.

The index, 1,609,017 records, was keyed as part of the Ancestry World Archives Project and will be available for free without subscription. Access to the image originals requires a subscription.

1 comment:

GailD said...

Woo hoo! I am in militia heaven, building a legion of ancestors. This is a terrific database, especially because the men signed the paylists, allowing me to compare signatures to those I have already found in church registers and elsewhere.

Forget about raking leaves. I'm too busy looking at militia records.