Researching a Canadian Soldier of World War I

If you're researching an ancestor who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War, two posts by Ken McKinlay (Family Tree Knots) are well worth consulting: "Resources for 'A Soldier of the Great War: A Research Case Study'"  and "They Served Canada But I Want to Know More." Via Canada's Anglo-Celtic … Continue reading Researching a Canadian Soldier of World War I

A Claim for Exemption from the Draft

"Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)?" "Yes Claim Murder" Berkeley, California, 1965? Nope. East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 1917. WWI draft registration card for Ernest Michael Sullivan, son of Michael Joseph Sullivan and Helen Elizabeth Moran: Apparently Ernest Michael Sullivan did see service overseas during World War I, so I guess his claim for … Continue reading A Claim for Exemption from the Draft

Denis Killeen’s Kilmainham Pensioner Discharge Record

Note: I discovered the following via John Reid's Anglo-Celtic Connections. I already have a copy of this record in black and white, having purchased a photocopy from The National Archives (UK) (document cited here, in "Description of Denis Killeen"). But online and scanned in colour is really taking things to another level. Wow. Now available … Continue reading Denis Killeen’s Kilmainham Pensioner Discharge Record