Canadiana Launches online Database of Aboriginal Soldiers

April has been a good month for genealogists researching their Canadian ancestors with several new or expanded online databases, and here is another one.

The following is the release Canadiana.org issued yesterday.

OTTAWA, ON, April 26, 2016 — The World Wars Aboriginal Veterans Portal (WWAVP), the largest and most comprehensive source of data about aboriginal soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, launches today.

The WWAVP documents the lives of 8,300 individuals through images, biographies, and transcriptions of all known or accessible biographical details about the soldiers. New records, features and descriptive information will continue to appear through to spring of 2017. Users can query the database using a variety of fields, including name, geographical locations, nation or band, and military units.

To continue reading about this, visit Gail Dever’s post Canadiana launches online database of Aboriginal soldiers.

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