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Military records identify people who served in the military or who were eligible for service.
Muster rolls that list names of 19th-century militia members can be useful locating tools.
Pension records can give information about your ancestor’s military service and sometimes about his family.
Land was sometimes awarded for military service or as partial compensation for property lost or destroyed in war.
See "Land and Property" for a description of land records.
Most 18th- and 19th-century records of military units were kept by the War Office and other offices in Great Britain. The National Archives of Canada in Ottawa has copies of many of these records and is attempting to acquire others. British Military Records, "C" Series, 1757–1899, Located at the National Archives of Canada.