Thursday 7 November 2013

Free access to Ancestry's Canadian Military collection
To mark Remembrance Day, is offering free access to more than 4.4million military records from today until Tuesday 12 November (11.59pm Eastern Time).

The collections included in this offer cover the First and Second World War, the Rebellion of 1837 and the War of 1812.

The following popular records sets are included:
  • Canada, Military Honours and Award Citation Cards, 1900-1961, containing almost 70,000 records
  • Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1857-1922, contains more than 1.6 million records
  • Canada, CEF Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1919, contains over 56,000 records from the War Grave Registers for service personnel of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) who died during the First World War in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom.
  • Canada, British Army and Canadian Militia Muster Rolls and Pay Lists, 1795-1850
  • Pension Applications For Widows and Family of British Military Officers, 1776-1881
You can read the full list of record sets included in the Canadian Military Collection by clicking the image above.

With the 1921 Census of Canada also available with free access (see blogpost), is certainly the place for searching this weekend if you have ancestors who emigrated from Ireland to Canada.

To view these records you will need to register for free with with your name and email address. Once you have registered, you'll be sent a user name and password to access the records.