Many records relating to military service consist only of lists of names on a muster roll or pay list. For later periods, personnel records usually exist, which can also provide researchers with personal information about an individual such as date and place of birth, name and address of next of kin, previous military service and occupation.
Library and Archives Canada holds extensive collections of military records. Use the left-hand menu to select the period or type of records of interest to you. Each section provides information about available sources, links to relevant databases and links to Web sites of other institutions that hold military records.
The following Web sites provide additional sources and links:
Canadian War Museum
Canadian Military History Gateway
Veterans Affairs Canada: Links to other military sites
Military and naval history - Canada
Canadian Genealogy and History Links: Military
Register and Alphabetic Index of the Regiments and Corps of Canada and British North America since 1783
Canadian War Brides Web site
The Memory Project
Legion Magazine's Last Post database
Since 1928, Legion Magazine has honoured those Canadians who have served their country by publishing, in print, short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds, Canadian war veterans and Legion members with police service.
Juno Beach Centre
Native Soldiers - Foreign Battlefields