08 January 2012

Is Information About My Canadian Ancestors Embedded Within?

From the Allen County, Indiana, Library's Ezines publication, resources for finding ancestors in Canada (Finding Canadian Settlers in British Military Records).  Three of the 584 reels of microfilm of the "British Military Records, C series, 1757-1899," at the National Archives of Canada are housed at the Library in Fort Wayne.  The entire collection is available through an LDS Family History Center loan.
"Bound in 17 volumes, numbered 618-634A, this particular selection is part of the “Correspondence of the Military Secretary of the Commander of the Forces.” Among the correspondence concerning settlers are petitions, military discharge papers, passenger lists and other documents that could provide you with information otherwise unavailable."
Hope to peruse these records.


Apple said...

Thanks! Family lore is that my Hollington ancestor arrived in Canada with the British Army. Now I just need to more that item up on my to-do list.

PalmsRV said...

Hope we both find goodies in those records!