Military Resource: Royal Military College, Kingston

Canada’s Royal Military College is located in Kingston, Ontario, opening in 1876 with the first class of 18 students graduating in 1880. More history on the college can be found on the Government of Canada’s website.

The Royal Military College Museum houses many resources that are of interest to genealogists.

The RMC Museum’s website has digitized online the Commandant’s Reports from 1876-1920 with some years missing. Scrolling further down on the same page and another amazing resources is the yearbooks RMC Review that cover the dates 1920 – 1940. There are some issues missing, a big gap between 1927-1934 but still worth a look if you suspect an ancestor attended the College.

Another website that have copies of the RMC Review digitized and online is the Toronto Public Library, they have 15 issues; 4 from 1920-1929 and 11 from 1930-1959.

RMC Review front cover 1924

The Museum also contains artifacts, photographs, uniforms, art, etc. and is also a part of Fort Frederick, in Kingston, Ontario. I have added it to my growing list of places to see AC (After Cov-id).

*photo of the Royal Military College (1910) was found on the Toronto Public Library website and is in the public domain.