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Transcription: War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.

In honor of today’s ceremonies remembering the anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.    In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph …

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Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

In honor of today’s ceremonies for the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.  In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph …

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The Turmaine Family

Grandmère Rose – Marie Marguerite Rose Amande Emery

Being the child of a military member has one huge drawback – we didn’t have any control over where we lived, when or for how long. As a result, contact with family members was infrequent at best and I do regret not getting to know our relatives better. My grandparents on my father’s side were …

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Preserved WWI tunnel at Vimy Ridge

We must fight for our veterans as they fought for us.

We must fight for our veterans. Remembrance Day is fast approaching and this is one very important day I always recognize with a post on this blog. My family’s history is well-entrenched in military service. My father was in the military for 30 years. My father-in-law was in the military for over 30 years. My …

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March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

Private Joseph Philias Albert Emery’s letter home from the WWI french front.

  This letter was written by my great uncle Private Joseph Philias Albert Emery to his sister and brother while he was serving in France during WWI.   Six months later, he was killed during advance preparations for the battle of Vimy Ridge.   I did use Google translate, hoping to get a reasonable English …

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Library and Archives in Ottawa, Canada

Getting the most from Library and Archives Canada databases.

The wealth of information on the Library and Archives Canada website has become more easily searchable over the years as more and more indexing has occurred.   As one who is very familiar with and has used this site for years, I have found it to be so extensive that I make sure to bookmark …

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Emery maternal ancestors.

Researching paternal or maternal lines: Is one better than the other?

When researching paternal or maternal lines, the tendency seems to be to place more value – and therefore time and effort – into the paternal lines. Is it true that following paternal lines is better than following maternal lines?   In my mind, no. The other side of this question is: “Should genealogy research concentrate …

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Canadian Legion No. 001

Remembrance Day: A civilian’s responsibility?

Today being Remembrance Day, I was thinking about a recent post in which I quoted an article exploring how Canadians need to do more for Remembrance Day. Since then, while watching all the usual Remembrance Day coverage on television, I saw a news report about the increasingly troubled Canadian Legions. Several have closed or are …

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In their honour, we publish their names | Maclean’s

Maclean’s has published more than 66,000 covers, each one dedicated to an individual Canadian who died in the First World War. Featured image: The statue known as Mother Canada looks out over Vimy Ridge as part of the memorial commemorating Canadian war losses near Arras, France. If you hold a paper version of Maclean’s, consider …

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Genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

Awesome links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

  I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian.   But…   I learned very quickly when I started researching, that Canadian genealogical data available online can be sporadic and difficult to find.   Because genealogy research in Canada can be problematic, this post lists ‘awesome’ links for genealogy and family tree research in …

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Favorite Genealogy Research Links

I have set up bookmarks for main categories. To locate a specific category without having to scroll and scan, just click the bookmark link in the ‘Category Links’ section below. The complete list of links follows.   CATEGORY LINKS ______________________________ FREE GENEALOGY LINKS Association / Organization Blogs Culture / Era Aboriginal Acadian Doukhobor French Canadian …

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WWI soldiers' remains identified.

Remains of four WWI Canadian soldiers have been identified.

Of the recovered remains of eight Canadian solds of the 78th who were MIA during the Battle of Amiens in France in August 1918, four of the WWI Canadian soldiers have been identified to date by the Canadian Department of National Defence. Those identified include: Pte William Simms of Russell, Manitoba was one of two …

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I wait with bated breath for the completion of two amazing new digitization projects by Library and Archives Canada.

WWI Expeditionary Force personnel and service records. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced they will be digitizing 640,000 service and personnel records of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).After being housed at LAC, these files are the most heavily consulted collection and the amount of research being conducted through the use of the paper documents and LAC …

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Research Links

I have set up bookmarks for main categories. To locate a specific category without having to scroll and scan, just click the bookmark link in the ‘Category Links’ section below. The complete list of links follows. CATEGORY LINKS Free Genealogy Links Association / Organization Blogs Culture / Era Aboriginal Acadian Doukhobor French Canadian Irish Jewish …

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Canada

Location Canada Aboriginal Aboriginal Resources First Nations Histories Metis Metis 101 Metis and Furtrade Family Databases Metis Genealogy Data Base Metis Nation of the North West Other Metis (The) Native Pages from StFXU Native Web Associations / Organizations / Societies Adoptee’s Support Forum American – Canadian Genealogical Society Association of Liberation Children Canada’s National History …

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Record Types

Record Type Burials, Graves and Tombstones Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (The) Cemetery Burial Records and Tombstone Inscriptions of Canada Cemetery-Photo Volunteers Dana Rae’s Little corner Find A Grave Finnish Gravemarkers in Canada Jewish Cemetery Project – Canada Monongahela, Pennsylvania Cemetery Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Website Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission Saving Graves : Canada GenWed Census …

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Dad in his national pipe band uniform.

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Although both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage. In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment …

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Canadians need to do more for Remembrance Day | Toronto Sun

Sunday marks the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The ceasefire was signed in November 1918 and news of the war’s end was quickly and widely celebrated throughout the British Empire. World War One was known at the time as “the war to end all wars” and when the …

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The treacherous Passchendaele ground was an enemy itself | CBC Archives

The murderous mud of one First World War battlefield. Passchendaele battle was a treacherous slough of mud and muck, and an enemy in itself. This November 11, 2018, marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The 1917 Battle of Passchendaele, which took place during the Third Battle of Ypres, was, for the …

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Albert Joseph Philias Emery died March 1, 1916 at Vimy Ridge.

Transcription: Form of Will for Joseph Philias Albert Emery

The following is my transcription of the Canadian C.E.F. service will of Joseph Philias Albert Emery of the 73rd Battalion R.H.C.   19.10.17             16091            P. 85 FORM OF WILL. Joseph Phillias Albert Emery (Name in full) Regimental    Number 144880         …

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