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laughton

James:

That is a good link and I thank you for that! In addition to my site on the great war relating to my grandfather's exploits at Vimy:

http://www.censol.ca/research/greatwar/

I also have a site on our family genealogy:

http://www.censol.ca/research/familytree/

so for those that think that I disappear from this forum once in a while (yes member 42 with only 101 posts) that is where I go. It was the Great War Forum and Chris that got me started in all of this!!

Either site can be reached from the main research site and you can contact me from there. Maybe there are other LAUGHTON'S out there that are also into this retirement frenzy:

http://www.censol.ca/research/

Now off to check out the archive site.

Richard of Canada

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Guest 2ndbattle

wow, thanks for the links guys :D I also know of another place where you can get information somewhat the same. if you look at the Toronto Star Archives there quite a few articles written on eventd that took place in WW1.

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laughton

You are indeed correct, the Toronto Star Archives is a great place to find links.

The address for those that have not been there is:

http://thestar.pagesofthepast.ca/Default.asp

I have some examples of what you can get relative to WW1 as I have used the archives to extract stories and pictures about my research on Vimy and Laughton. These are on the Family Tree site for G. V. Laughton at the bottom of this page:

http://www.censol.ca/research/familytree/eras/george1897.htm

I found it best to be able to download the page you are looking for and then to use a software program (such as PaperPort) to refine the quality.

Happy searching to all.

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Guest 2ndbattle

If anyone needs the dates of WW1 articles please pm me, I havent added them to my site, but I still have the dates

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chris.wight

Another excellent newspaper source are those found in the Alberta Heritage Digitization Project. There are a number of newspapers from cities and towns from all over Alberta - for example I've found numerous interesting articles in the Morning Albertan (from Calgary).

The really positive side is access is completely free of charge! :)

The site can be found here.

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telaw

Wow, this really is a good on-line resource.

Thanks

Tom

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Borden Battery

Library and Archives Canada - War Diaries of the First World War

This database contains the digitized War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. From the start of the First World War, CEF units were required to maintain a daily account of their “Actions in the Field.” This log was called a War Diary. The War Diaries are not personal diaries, rather they are a historical record of a unit’s administration, operations and activities during the First World War.

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020152_e.html

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