Voices of the Left Behind War Children of World War Two Canadian Veterans Liberation Children
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Where to find help in your search

You can find passenger lists for Canadian War Brides at FindMyPast.com
You can find passenger lists for Canadian War Brides at FindMyPast.com

IN CANADA

Association of Liberation Children (traces Canadian fathers - Please note new Website Name
http://www.liberationchildrenandwarbabies.org

Email: jboers@liberationchildrenandwarbabies.org

Royal Canadian Legion Last Post
http://www.legionmagazine.com/en/lastpost/

Obituaries of recently deceased veterans. Not always up to date.

Canada's Veterans Affairs Virtual War Memorial
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem

The memorial contains a searchable database of every Canadian who was killed during World War Two and includes their picture, place of origin, parent's names, service history, registration number and burial place if the information is available.

Lost Canadians
http://www.lostcanadian.com

Citizenship issues affecting children born overseas before 1947 to Canadian military personnel and their British and European War Brides.

Library and Archives Canada: Military Personnel Records Unit
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/022/022-909.007-e.html

Children of Canadian military personnel deceased for more than 20 years can have limited access to their father's or mother's military records provided they have proof of relationship and / or obituary. The proof of relationship is a birth certificate with father's name included (which is often not available to War Children unfortunately). Living military personnel can also access their own files.

Provincial Archives

Many provincial archives can help you trace birth, death and marriages for Canadian servicemen in their respective provinces.

Newspapers

Newspapers of the day printed the names, rank and destination of returning servicemen and women. If you know where your serviceman or woman was destined in Canada, you can trace his or her arrival through the newspapers which are available in Microfilm.

 

USA: Searching for American GI's?

Go to the late Pamela Winfield's
TRACE (Trans Atlantic Children's Enterprise)
http://www.gitrace.co.uk
This site contains valuable links to organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army tracing services.

GI TRACE
http://www.gitrace.org/

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