Ancestry Canada Provides Free Access To Military Records

Physical Training No.1 Convalescent Hospital RCAF Hamilton ON Canada October 1944, under the Open Government License – Canada

I received this info from Ancestry yesterday and didn’t want you to miss out on this opportunity to check these FREE records.

Leading up to Remembrance Day, Ancestry Canada is providing free access to new and existing Canadian World War II record collections. These new collections include 2,500 images and more than 100 newsreels depicting scenes from combat and routine life during WWII.


  • For the first time, 2,500 images and more than 100 newsreels depicting scenes from combat and routine life during WWII are available on
  • These photo and video collections provide a window into the lives of those on the front line and homefront, allowing Canadians the chance to create deeper connections to their families’ WWII experiences
  • Ancestry is offering free access to these new collections and all global military records from November 1 to November 12

The World War II Newsreels, 1942-1945, and Faces of the Second World War, 1941-1945 collections feature 2,500 photographic images and 106 video newsreels that bring to life many aspects of Canada’s contributions to World War II, from combat and routine life on the front lines of France, Holland and beyond, to military training, war materials production, city building projects, and Armistice celebrations on home soil.

Simon Pearce, military family history expert from Ancestry says, “Canada’s military and civilians played a key role during WWII. Learning about the experiences of our ancestors during the conflict through amazing resources such as these photos and newsreels can help provide a personal connection to Remembrance Day and an understanding of how the conflict may have shaped our family histories. Now is the perfect time to explore collections such as these on Ancestry, so we can honour the memory of our ancestors and feel a deeper bond to the past.”The

Don’t miss this opportunity to find your ancestors in these records at Ancestry Canada.

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