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Looking for a WW1 Ancestor?

Visit my Resources page for addresses to research WW1 personnel, or visit the links provided below.

Links to Sites of Remembrance

poppyThe Canadian Military Heritage Project - A new Canadian site covering all wars and skirmishes in which Canadians fought, created and maintained by Brian Lee Massey & Lorine McGinnis Schulze

poppy The Royal Canadian Legion ~ an excellent site for information about the Legion, their work in the community, and various programs they offer. Good edcuational kits for teachers and students

Links to Other Sites with Military Information

Libraries & Archives

poppy National Library of Canada
poppy Archives of Ontario ~ The Archives of Ontario has War Diaries on microfilm from the National Archives of Canada
poppy Australian Archives ~ WW1 Service Records for Australia
poppy National Archives of Canada ~ This is a homepage but if you are searching for WW1 material or genealogical data, refer to my list of resources from the Archives for information on WW1 research.
poppy National Archives USA ~ provides information on how to send for records of WW1 soldiers who fought for the USA

WW 1

poppy Trenches on the Web ~ Mike Iavarone's info packed homepage on WW1 - a must see
poppy CEF Database Canadian Expeditionary Force database at the National Archives of Canada. This is a searchable index of all individuals who served in WWI in Canada.
poppy Canada's Book of Remembrance Names of Canadian soldiers who died in six wars -this is a beautifully designed book
poppy WW 1 Journal of John Spracklin ~ this journal is put online by his grandson
poppy Canadian Air Aces & Heroes of WWI, WWII and Korea ~ a very nicely done page!
poppy The Aerodrome - Aces and Aircraft of WW1 ~ Scott Hamilton's excellent page
poppy The WW1 Document Archives
poppy Orders, Decorations & Medals
poppy The Great War Society
poppy Military History of WW1
World War I Draft Registration Cards Online

Military History on the Web

Memorial Day and Military Links and Resources

Researching the Military Heroes in Your Family History

Lest We Forget: The Value of Military Service Records

Find Your Ancestors' Military Records

U.S. Military Records

Massachusetts Military Company History, Vol. 4

Ohio Military Men, 1917-18

Maryland Military Men, 1917-18

North Dakota Military Men, 1917-18

Maine Military Men, 1917-18

U.S. Military: Great White Fleet (Atlantic Fleet bound for the Pacific, 16 December 1907)

Missouri State Offices Political and Military Records, 1919 - 1920

California State Roster, 1909 Government and Military records

California State Roster, 1911 Government and Military records

Ellis County, Texas World War I Veterans

Kansas 353rd Infantry Regiment in World War I

Camp Travis, Texas World War I Records

U.S. World War I Mothers' Pilgrimage, 1930

U.S. Naval Deaths, World War I

Military Records Suite

OHIO ENLISTMENTS, 1908-1928 Military Records: (Win)

Revolutionary War

The Olive Tree's List of Loyalist Regiments
The Olive Tree's New Jersey Muster Rolls in the American Revolution
The Olive Tree's List of Men from Sir John Johnston's Brigade who joined Butler's Rangers
The Olive Tree's List of Men from Sir John Johnston's Brigade who joined Joseph Brant's Volunteers
The Olive Tree's history of the formation of Sir John Johnson's 1st. Batallion of the Kings Royal Regiment of New York
The Olive Tree's history of the formation of Butler's Rangers under the leadership of John Butler
The Olive Tree's List of Men From the Turloch Militia (Tryon Co. NY) who Joined KRRNY or Butler's Rangers
Donna Ristenbatt's homepage - Muster rolls of NJ units in the American Revolution
The American Revolutionary War - choose the British or the American point of view. Includes lists of all regiments - American, British and Loyalist

Riel Rebellion

The Olive Tree's Red River Expeditionary Force 1870-1877 ~ Muster Rolls of over 1700 names of men from various militia units from Canada with full details of land and bounty warrants

War of 1812

The Olive Tree's War of 1812 Files ~ includes Muster rolls, Civilian Losses & Prisoners

French-Indian Wars

French-Indian Wars - includes lists of soldiers

Civil War

Brian's Civil War Page ~ good page for Civil War info and links
Don Harvey's Civil War page - Excellent page focusing on Michegan
The American Civil War Homepage


Visit my Resources page for addresses to research WW1 personnel.

These pages were researched and written by Brian Lee Massey & are Copyright 1997 - present. This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without my consent.

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