Dating a canadian soldier
Military records identify people who served in the military or who were eligible for service.
The National Archives of Canada has the records of the British military and naval forces stationed in British North America. The Family History Library has some of these records and their indexes. Ottawa: Central Microfilm Unit, Public Archives of Canada, 1966–91.(On 571 Family History Library Microfilms beginning with film 1683760; .) This collection of records includes correspondence of the Military Secretary of the Office of the Commander of the Forces in British North America, records of the Canadian Command from 1785 to 1883, records of the Nova Scotia Command from 1762 to 1899, and miscellaneous records from 1757 to 1896.The miscellaneous records include some American Loyalist regiment muster rolls from 1777 to 1783 and muster rolls of some Canadian militia units for the War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837 to 1838.Muster rolls may show each soldier’s name, regiment, and the dates and places he served.The index includes about 500,000 entries to subjects as well as to military members’ names.
It covers only correspondence of the Military Secretary and the miscellaneous records series.