Beginning in 1793, the able-bodied male inhabitants of Upper Canada were required by law to enroll as militiamen. Late in 1828, the officers commanding each regiment were ordered to submit a roll containing the names of the men in their units aged 19 to 39 years of age. The resulting list of some 27,000 male inhabitants, including officers and some older reservists, is the closest thing we have to a census for this genealogically difficult period. The men are listed with their neighbours in their geographically based regiments, as well as in a consolidated index.
Note: This copy has some minor damage to the lower edge of the front and back covers, near the spine. The rest of the pages are fine.