Category: Military

Military Resource: Vancouver Gunners

In looking for lesser known Military resources in Canada I came across this website: Vancouver Gunners. The site explains that it covers the Artillery on the mainland of B.C. and specifically the 15th Field Regiment. The site has a Nominal Roll that you can look through for your ancestor. Another great resource on the page…

Military Resources: Digitized Yearbooks 1943-1995 Victoria, B.C. Naval College

In the lead up to Remembrance Day I plan to write about some lesser-known Canadian resources for researching your military ancestors. The lastest find is “The Log“ which is the yearbook for the Royal Roads Military College located in Victoria B.C. These are digitized and available on-line for the dates 1943-1995. The first edition that…

Protestant Schools in Quebec City

The question started with “Did my grandmother attend school while she was living in Quebec City?” And it snowballed as it usually does when doing genealogy. I found a book on the BAnQ (National Library and Archives of Quebec) website about Protestant Schools in Quebec. The book is called “Molding our tomorrows: a survey of…

IT’S ALL THERE IN BLACK & WHITE Sorry, still doesn’t mean it’s true

Digging into the family tree often leads to more questions than answers. This time I found the answer. Long before Library and Archives Canada started adding their WWI soldier files online I was systematically ordering the records of family members. (On a side note these records are a treasure and the fact that they are…