Online “War of 1812” Database

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has released a War of 1812 online database. The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) stated the following about the database:

“The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online database, ‘War of 1812.”

“This online database allows you to access more than 45,000 references to names of people who were involved in the War of 1812. Names of Canadian men and women who served were taken from LAC’s unique and vast collection of records including:

  • muster rolls
  • pay lists
  • claims
  • certificates of service
  • land grants
  • medal registers”

“The War of 1812 took place from June 18, 1812 to February 16, 1815. During this conflict between the United States and Great Britain, many military events occurred on Canadian soil. To learn more about the War of 1812, we invite you to read the historical overview.”

“There are no service files for the Canadian militia; however, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds a unique and vast collection of records about the Canadian men and women who were involved in the War of 1812. Their names can be found on muster rolls, pay lists, claims, certificates of service, land grants, and medal registers. Many of these documents are only available in the original format and have not been microfilmed or digitized.”

“This database does not include the name of every person who served during the war, only those whose names appear in the records that have been indexed for this project from the following fonds. The list indicates the archival reference, volume number(s) and the microfilm reel number, if applicable. Note that RG9 references are from records of the Department of Militia and Defense.”

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Ta access the database please visit The Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

 http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2015/war-1812-database.aspx

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