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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.|
| Canadian Military Heritage Project
| Olive Tree Genealogy
Recommended Genealogy SitesOliveTreeGenealogy.com Ships Passenger Lists, Military Genealogy, Palatine Genealogy and more
AncestorsAtRest.com Death Records of Ancestors including coffin plates
AllCensusRecords.com Census Records for Canada & USA
NaturalizationRecords.com Naturalization & Passport Records for Canada & USA
FINDING MILITARY RECORDSSsearching for a WW1 ancestor? Follow these steps to find your Military Ancestor in Genealogy records.
CANADAThe CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) was the was the group of Canadian military units formed for service overseas in the First World War.
Library & Archives Canada (formerly National Archives of Canada) ~ Military RecordsLibrary & Archives Canada (formerly National Archives of Canada) holds the military records for all Canadian servicemen in World War 1. There is a searchable index of all individuals who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force online. You may request records via their email form but using this index and emailing a request to the Archives will only result in your ancestor's attestation papers. For a full record of his/her service, you must send a request by regular mail.
The address of the Library & Archives Canada (formerly National Archives of Canada) is:
Researcher Services Division
Library & Archives Canada (formerly National Archives of Canada)
395 Wellington St.
You may also view the list of military files available at the National Archives.
CEF Database Canadian Expeditionary Force database at the Library & Archives Canada (formerly National Archives of Canada).
If your Canadian ancestor was in the Royal Air Force, these records are held by theMinistry Of Defence
Raf Personnel Management Centre
Military Service Before WW1Local militia in Upper Canada consisted of all able-bodied men from 16 to 60 years of age. Muster roll books and pay lists for the years 1837-1850 are available. The British Units pay lists and muster rolls for the years 1759 to 1839 are also available.
Be sure to visit Loyalist Resources for more references on Loyalist Resource information in Ontario on The Olive Tree Genealogy Page
ENGLAND70% of WW1 Records were destroyed during the blitz. Kew PRO is where they are being sorted out into some order, but the best bet is to try to obtain the Medal Roll which will give you very limited information.
Researchers may write to theMOD
.If an ancestor was KIA write to theCWGC
2 Marlow Rd
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