Military Genealogy Research Sites

Finding your ancestor’s military records can be very helpful, not only with the military information, but also person information for the individual and their family members.   The list of sites was compiled by Steve Cowan, member, Comox Valley Genealogy Group, and is current as of January 2018.

CANADA

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Military Heritage:
www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/military-heritage.aspx

Library and Archives Canada (LAC – Application form:
www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/obtain-copies-military-servicefiles.aspx

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) – Military Medals, honours and awards:
www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/military-medals-1812-1969/Pages/search.aspx

 Veterans Affairs Canada – Canadian Virtual War Memorial
www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial

 Newfoundland Archives – WWI Database
www.rnr.therooms.ca/part3_database.asp

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Army List (list of army officers and warrant officers) or Hart’s Army List (an earlier series of lists of army offices and warrant officers)
www.archive.org/details/texts

The Gazette (official public record established 1665) Awards and Accreditations.
www.thegazette.co.uk

The National Archives (fees apply)
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/

Forces War records and Military Genealogy (membership fee applies)
www.forces-war-records.co.uk/


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

National Archives – Military Personnel Records
www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/

AUSTRALIA

World War II
www.ww2roll.gov.au/

Department of Defence
www.defence.gov.au/records/

NEW ZEALAND

NZ Archives – NZ in World War One
www.archives.govt.nz/world-war-one

NZ Defence Force Personnel Archives
www.nzdf.mil.nz/personnel-records/nzdf-archives/

Please note:   As ULR links these are subject to changes by the site owners If the link is broken, the URL can probably be found by using the organization name in a search engine.