Monday, September 21, 2015

52 Ancestors No. 38: WWII Service Files of Canadian War Dead, 1939-1947

Source: Library and Archives Canada file RG24 24929


Ancestry.ca added more files to the database "WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947" and I am happy to report that Leo Joseph Broderick's files are now there.

Ancestry.ca Updated records
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections


When I visited the Library and Archives Canada in September 2014, I took only photographs of file RG24 24929. Now the public can access files by visiting: http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=9145

Source: Ancestry.com

Source: Ancestry.com

There are eighty pages now scanned and archived for Leo J. Broderick.Pages 59-139 (use arrow keys at the bottom to scroll through pages)

WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947


From the Ancesry.ca website: 

"More than 44,000 individuals are documented in the Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead held by Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Ancestry.com is pleased to host selections from the service files for almost 100 Canadian soldiers as part of LAC’s “Lest We Forget” educational initiative, which allows students to discover the stories of Canada’s fallen through primary documents. Only records for those who died while serving during the Second World War are available to the public. However, the files that are included in the collection can be rich in content. Each contains multiple documents related to a soldier’s enlistment and service."


Source: Ancestry.com. Canada, Selected Service Records of War Dead, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead [Selected records.] RG 24. Library and Archives Canada. Ottawa, Ontario.

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