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SEARCHES: Medals, War Diaries, Service Records, etc.

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Here are some resources that you may find helpful in reseach:

MEDALS

Governor General of Canada    Honours      http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=67

Directorate of History and Heritage                http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/index-eng.asp       

Directorate - Honours and Recognition (DH&R)      http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhr-ddhr/index-eng.asp           

War Medals 1939 - 1991            http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu/group04

Modern Honours of Canada (1972)  http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu/group02

Orders and Decorations        http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu/group01

Token MedalTracker            http://www.medaltracker.com/

The London Gazette          http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/home.aspx?geotype=London

MILITARY HISTORY

Library and Archives of Canada    War and Military  http://www.collectionscanada.ca/war-military/index-e.html

Canadian Military History Gateway  http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/html/index-eng.asp

SERVICE RECORDS

Canadian Forces after 1918  http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogie/022-909.007-e.html

Library and Archives of Canada  ArchiviaNet  http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010502_e.html

Canadian Military Genealogical FAQ    http://genealogy.about.com/od/canada_military/Canadian_Military_Genealogy_Wars_Military_Records_in_Canada.htm

http://ogsottawa.on.ca/?page_id=281

UNIT WAR DIARIES

Contact the Unit that you want to find info from.  If they do not have copies of their War Diaries, the Archives of Canada does:  http://www.archivescanada.ca/english/contact.html or http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/02/020203_e.html


Other Resources

The Royal Canadian Legion

The Department of Veterans Affairs

The 'Unit' (Whichever Unit the member served in.)

The Library and Archives of Canada


Multiple Sources available at:

The Regimental Rogue  http://regimentalrogue.com/misc/researching_military_records.htm

Maple Leaf Up  http://www.mapleleafup.org/locator/research.html


 
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