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Introduction

The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is a unique opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, and our shared history. The Government of Canada recognizes the War of 1812 as a defining moment in the history of our nation and has big plans to commemorate this event of national and international significance. This commemoration is just one of the many events that are bringing Canadians together and will continue to link us in the years to come.

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds a unique and vast collection of records about the Canadian men and women who were involved in the War of 1812. Muster rolls, paylists, claims, certificates of service, medal registers, maps, paintings, and published sources are featured in LAC holdings that document this key event.

To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, LAC is unveiling a series of projects about this important chapter in Canadian history.

Please stay tuned! We will update this page with new projects as they are made available.

To learn more about the War of 1812, we invite you to read the historical overview.