Saturday, November 28, 2009

Canadian Veteran’s Online

By no means is this an exhaustive list of what is online; but it can give you a good start on what’s available. There is even more available in that good old nineteenth century format - the book! Libraries still remain a very important source for the researcher.


Fenian Raids Timeline


List of Officers and Men killed and wounded
The Royal Canadian Dragoons


Soldiers of the South African War (1899 - 1902)


Canadian Expeditionary Force - Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)
Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group
Canadian Great War Project
54th  Battalion CEF 

Internet Archive( CEF nominal rolls
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Library and Archives Canada database
Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)
The 21st Battalion CEF   
War Diaries of the First World War - Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War

Veterans Affairs Canada


Canadian War Brides Of The First World War
CEF WW1 Soldier Blogs
Soldiers of the 38th
War Poetry

Friday, November 27, 2009

Veterans of Southwestern Ontario

This blog will look at the veterans of the wars in which Canada has been involved in since 1867 - the Fenian Raids, the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War. The  post 1952 to the present I will largely leave to others. I am as interested in the histories of these men and women, the units that they served in, in the context of Canadian history as I am in their family trees.

I am more of a historian than a genealogist although I am interested in genealogy as well. I will try to mix the two disciples were I can. Of course, I will not leave my own family out. Looking into my own family tree sparked the interest that I have in veterans as so many in my family have served.

Southwestern Ontario for the purposes of this blog includes the counties of Essex. Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Huron, Bruce, Brant, Grey, and Perth Counties.