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Find World War 1 family heroes

World War 1 (1914-1918) was one of history's most catastrophic events. The first global war, it claimed over nine million lives and almost every family has a connection to the conflict. With Findmypast, you can unearth your Great War ancestors' remarkable stories and remember their sacrifices forever.

World War 1 ancestors

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With a comprehensive online collection of US and Canadian forces' records, you've come to the right place to find your World War 1 ancestors. Whether you're searching for fallen heroes or celebrated veterans, you could find their service records online at Findmypast. We've digitized and published detailed draft cards, enlistments, and newspapers so you can discover inspirational stories of bravery and heartbreaking tales of loss. Plus, if your relatives served overseas, you'll find millions of First World War records from Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond.

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