A Call to the Colours

A Call to the Colours

Tracing your Canadian Military Ancestors

Book - 2011
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Beginning in Canadas earliest days, our ancestors were required to perform some form of military service, often as militia. The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. When you find a family name on a Loyalist muster roll, a Canada General Service Medal with an ancestors name engraved on it, a set of First World War attestation papers, or a box of Second World War medals, you realize that one of your ancestors faced challenging events beyond the scope of ordinary living. There are ways to trace their journeys and thus flesh out a more complete story of the history of your family.

A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your familys military history, using items such as old photographs, documents, uniforms, medals, and other militaria to guide the search. The book is generously illustrated with examples of the sorts of artifacts and documents you can find.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781554888641
Branch Call Number: 929.371 C87c
Characteristics: 337 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ontario Genealogical Society


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A Call to the Colours is a great guide for anyone trying to trace an ancestor who served during one of the major conflicts in Canadian history. The book offers a wealth of archival, library, and computer resources along with a variety of examples of the sorts of artefacts and documents one can us... Read More »

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