New Finding Aids Online: Department of Militia and Defence (RG9) circa 1914–1919

Did you know that several finding aids from the RG9 fonds–the Department of Militia and Defence–refer to documents created during the First World War? These finding aids allow users to find historical documents pertinent to Canada’s participation in the first global conflict.

The following is a list of new online finding aids, which were previously only available in a paper format. These new additions make reference to over 6,000 sublevels.

  1. General Staff, London – 501 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-36)
  2. Headquarters, Canadian Troops, Seaford-106 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-41)
  3. No. 5 Canadian General Hospital, Kirkdale-239 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-39)
  4. Military Hospital No. 12, Bramshott-363 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-38)
  5. Director of Supply and Transport, London-1159 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-42)
  6. Quartermaster General, London-1367 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-43)
  7. Canadian Army Service Corps, London-684 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-44)
  8. War Graves (Adjutant General Branch)-188 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-51)
  9. Canadian Air Force-89 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-49)
  10. Assistant Director Medical Services, Shorncliffe-236 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-47)
  11. Canadian Forestry Corps, 51st District (Scotland)-198 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-46)
  12. Canadian Army Veterinary Corps-1077 descriptions (Finding aid 9-31-45)

If you are not certain how to use finding aids, read over Discover Finding Aids Part One and Part Two (The second part is particularly relevant for searching the RG9 finding aids).

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To search the finding aids below, you will need to select the hyperlinked number located beside “Series consists of” text as in the example below:

A sample record description in the Archives Search database displaying the Series consists of row.

Once on the results page, scroll to the list and explore the sublevels that might be of interest to your search. Note that finding aids generally point to elements of the collection that are not available online, so read How to Consult Material that Is Not Yet Available Online to determine the best method for you.

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