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   Canada's Role in World War I
   1914 ~ 1918

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Are you interested in Genealogy or military history? Find your military ancestors in free searchable databases for World War One. Add branches to your family tree as you search your ancestry and build your genealogy. Discover your family origins in military history, military ancestors and genealogy, and family history records.

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA RESOURCES

The First World Records can be found in RG 9, Records of Militia and Defence, Series III, and RG 150, Records of the Overseas Military Forces of Canada. In addition to the War Diaries the National Archives of Canada has:
  • RG 9, III-A-2, Canadian Sections at General Headquarters
  • RG 9, III-A-3, CEF, Siberian Force
  • RG 9, III-C-1 to 15, War Diaries for all units (infantry, artillery, RAF, Forestry, Medical, Service)
  • RG 9, III-D , Records of the Canadian War Records Office
  • RG 150, II-1, Daily Part II Orders, 29.7 metres
  • RG 150, II-2, Attestation Papers, 72.9 m
  • RG 150, II-3, CEF Personnel Files, 3,205.2 m
  • RG 150, II-6, Sailing Lists, 7.4m
The N.A.C. holds a very large collection of First World War material. Only the War Diaries have been microfilmed and the rest must be viewed at the National Archives.

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