In total, there are about 44,000 WWII war dead files, of which Ancestry has put some 29,000 online.
Service files such as these often contain multiple documents on each soldier, such as details on the soldier’s enlistment and service record.
The database now covers the years from 1915 to 1944, with work ongoing to extend the database to 1951. A typical death record (see below) lists the name of the deceased, gender, date of death, where the person was born and cause of death. This particular death certificate is for a 7 month old girl.
The database can be searched by first name, last name and country of origin. The collection can be searched by first and last name. In general, early BC death certificates list newborn deaths, which not all jurisdictions did in the 1800s.
Land records are a valuable source for anyone tracing early ancestors in Alberta.
Dave Obee, a well-known Canadian genealogist, is the current editor-in-chief of the Times Colonist.
This database contains reference to some 8,600 individuals who came to Canada as porters or domestics (i.e. It should be noted that many orphan girls from England were sent to Canada as domestic servants during this time period. Please note Chinese were excluded from the death registration until 1897 and aboriginals were excluded from registration until 1916 (with the exception of one brief period after 1897).
If this fits the profile of one of your ancestors, then it may be worth checking out this database. [Porters and Servants of Canada] National – LAC has extended their database of naturalization records. – Family has indexed some 318,000 death registrations from the province of British Columbia. Also note that in many circumstances, there were long delays between the date of death and the registration of the death given how isolated some communities were from the nearest government office. Death Registrations] This is a typical BC death certificate from 1881.
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Many of these records can be searched using our free Genealogy Search Engine.