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Canadian Military Genealogy - Wars & Military Records in Canada

Explore Canada's rich military history, find online military records and collections related to Canadian veterans, and view memorials to Canada's dead.

Top Sources for Researching Canadian Military Ancestors
Dig out the details of your British soldier ancestors' military service, with this collection of sources for military service and pension records, war memorials, military cemeteries and other military records and resources for the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and Merchant Navy.

Canadian Air Aces and Heroes
Find biographies, airplane histories, medal details, and more for the Canadian pilots of WWI, WWII, and Korea.

The Canadian Army Overseas in WWII
A growing Web site by Maple Leaf Up, a private Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the all-volunteer Canadian Army Overseas in World War II.

Canadian Books of Remembrance
The six Books of Remembrance commemorate the lives of 114,710 Canadians who lost their lives while serving their country in battle outside Canada since Confederation.

Canadian Expeditionary Force - WWI
An index to the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) database of over 600,000 personnel files of Canadians enlisted during the First World War, which are held in the National Archives. In addition, over 173,849 pages of Attestation papers have been scanned and made accessible through the database

Canadian Navy Merchant War Dead Registry
An online, searchable database of Canadian sailors who died in the First or Second World Wars. You can search by name, vessel, or both.

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial
This site contains information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlers who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country.

Debt of Honour Register
Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this free online register provides personal, service, and burial location details for the 1.7 million members of the Canadian Commonwealth forces who died in the first and second World Wars.

First World War Memorials in Europe
Stories, photos, and histories of memorials to Canada's WWI dead located in Europe, from Veteran's Affairs Canada.

How to Find a Military Ancestor
Information on where to find military records for American Revolution Loyalists, the War of 1812, the Fenian Raids, the Red River Rebellion, the North West Rebellion, and the South African War.  From the Canadian Military Heritage Project.

Memorials in Asia and Africa
Information and photos for memorials to Canada's war dead located in Asia and Africa, from Veteran's Affairs Canada.

Memorials in Canada
Information and photos for memorials to Canada's war dead located within Canada from Veteran's Affairs Canada.

Second World War Memorials in Europe
Stories, photos, and histories of memorials located in Europe for the Canadians who gave their lives in WWII.  From Veteran's Affairs Canada.

War of 1812 Muster Rolls
Browse this free online listing of the First Muster Roll, Corps of Canadian Volunteers, 18 July 1813 - 31 August 1813, for your Canadian ancestors. From Olive Tree Genealogy.

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