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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: CWGC and other countries' equivalents Reply with quote

I thought that it might be a good idea to get as many national equivalents of CWGC as we can in one thread. I only occasionally need them, but I can never find them when I do. If you add any in reply to this post, I will come back and edit this post to keep them together. Some of these are private sites and are incomplete.

Australia - http://www.awm.gov.au/index.asp

Belgium - http://users.pandora.be/ABL1914/BWG/BWGfront.htm
- in French only and database is incomplete (?) - no longer working

France - http://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/spip.php?rubrique8 The site now seems to include several wars.

Germany - http://www.volksbund.de/ - in German only

Netherlands - http://www.ogs.nl/ - partly in English - this link http://www.ogs.nl/pages/text.asp?subject_id=112 is in English and takes you to their database. From there you can search by cemetery.

New Zealand - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sooty/rohtitlepage.html
New Zealand war graves website http://www.wargraves.co.nz/
NZ archives, enter a service number and you can order WW1 service records http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/
cenotaph database http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/locations.aspx

Poland - http://www.polishwargraves.nl/ appears to be a site under development and only has details of graves in Edinburgh and Glasgow but it links to http://home.concepts.nl/~avalphen/info/mem.northolt.2007.pdf which has all the names on the Polish War Memorial in Northolt.

South Africa - http://www.southafricawargraves.org/

UK - http://www.cwgc.org/

USA - http://www.abmc.gov/home.php

\Paul


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made this post a "sticky" so it will stay at the top of the page.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Germany: http://www.volksbund.de/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belgium and Germany added
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Australian War Memorial – Roll of Honour photographs.

I came across this site and although not it doesn't fit the criteria of this thread exactly, I thoroughly enjoyed looking through it:

http://blog.awm.gov.au/awm/2008/04/14/roll-of-honour-photographs/

Anne
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, a good site, but I haven't added a new link because it is actually a part of the site that I have already listed (just click on Roll of Honour)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Paul, I didn't get it through the above link, I got it from something else - no excuse, I should have checked!

Found another interesting one though . . . . .

http://www.polishwargraves.nl/

Needless to say the one I'm looking for isn't listed. I'm going to post a link for this on SWGP as I'm sure it'll come in handy for future.

Anne


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
Australian War Memorial – Roll of Honour photographs.

I came across this site and although not it doesn't fit the criteria of this thread exactly, I thoroughly enjoyed looking through it:

http://blog.awm.gov.au/awm/2008/04/14/roll-of-honour-photographs/

Anne


A fantastic idea, and effort thus far.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
Sorry Paul, I didn't get it through the above link, I got it from something else - no excuse, I should have checked!

Found another interesting one though . . . . .

http://www.polishwargraves.nl/

Needless to say the one I'm looking for isn't listed. I'm going to post a link for this on SWGP as I'm sure it'll come in handy for future.

Anne

The Polish site is useful although there is no mention of the graves in Dumfries, just Edinburgh and Glasgow but I have added to the list. Also added a link to all the names on the Polish War Memorial in Northolt.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Initial post updated with information on the French databases.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was posted on GWF by Seige Gunner on how to use the German site as it is German language only:

This link takes you two windows further into the site, to the Search page: http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche/content_suche.asp

Nachname = Surname
Vorname = Forename
Geburtsdatum = Date of birth
Todes-/Vermisstendatum: Date of death/reported missing
Geburtsort = Place of birth

The last three are optional and in many cases the searcher will not have those details anyway.

Fill in the first two and click on 'Suche beginnen'.

The next page is about you and your interest. If you only want to carry out a quick search, you need only complete the compulsory sections marked with a *

Click on Herr (male) or Frau (female)
Vorname = Forename
Nachname = Surname
Strasse/Nr. = Street Address & No
Land/PLZ/Ort = Town/Postcode
No need to complete in full. Just type (any) one letter in each box and move on to the bottom of the page and click the box marked "Ich erkläre mich den Bestimmungen ...", then click on "Zur Ergebnisseite".

On the next page, click on "Suchanfrage ausführen"

Then, finally, you get to the results page. Click on the surname to display full details of each entry.

The VdK database is neither as comprehensive nor as detailed in content as the CWGC register.

be sure to click the box headed "Ich erkläre mich mit den Bestimmungen ... etc" when you see it
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada: http://www.mapleleaflegacy.org/Welcome.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Useful Links Reply with quote

Does anyone know if there is a Dutch equivalent of CWGC?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes there is

http://www.ogs.nl/

It's partially in English, I will add it to the original list

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised this hasn't been linked to before?

New Zealand war graves website.
http://www.wargraves.co.nz/

and their archives, enter a service number and you can order WW1 service records.
http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/

Cheers,
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