First and Second World Wars
Your first stop for all your genealogy searches. This is a made-for-libraries version of the popular Ancestry.com database.
Articles, biographies, diaries, speeches and more from the First World War. A great place to start for World War I school assignments.
Articles, biographies, diaries, speeches and more from the Second World War. A great place to start for World War II school assignments.
On the Shelf
Research packages that contain a brief history on a soldier, questions to guide your reading, and copies of real papers, documents and photos from local soldiers' service records.
Browse these books, ebooks, CDs and DVDs about The Great War. Includes both fiction and nonfiction.
Explore these books, ebooks, CDs and DVDs about World War II. Includes both fiction and nonfiction.
On the Web
The seven Books of Remembrance commemorate the lives of more than 118,000 Canadians who have died while serving their country in uniform.
An ongoing work-in-progress, this website provides a database of Canadian soldiers who served in World War I, as well as timelines, articles, statistics, war diaries and letters from the front.
Explores aspects of the World War II as they pertain to Canada, including various battles and campaigns and the home front.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours the 1,700,000 men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth who died serving in both world wars. This organization cares for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in 154 countries.
From A&E Television Network’s History Channel, this regularly updated site includes articles as well as numerous images and videos about the causes, events and people of World War II.
Library and Archives Canada has extensive records relating World War I and World War II, many of which are featured in databases, research guides and virtual exhibitions. The records include muster rolls, military service files, unit war diaries, medal registers, photographic collections, documentary art and posters, as well as published sources.
Archive of international primary documents (treaties, diaries, images, etc.) from World War I.
Examine an online archive of the Canadian war experience, from any war, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves.