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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Finding Merchant Marine Records

Ray asked
I am looking for records of my Father, Alexander Arsenault born June 10, 1893 in Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in Canada. In particular I'm looking for records of his time spent in the Merchant Marines during WWII and his time as a street car condutor in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Olive Tree Answer: Hi Ray, You're in luck, as Merchant Marine records are available. Wartime records for the Merchant Navy, 1939-1947 and 1951-1953, are held by:

Merchant Navy Registry
Veterans Affairs Canada
PO Box 7700
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 8M9
Tel.: 1-888-289-8512
Fax: 1-902-368-0564

For more details on what is available see the Merchant Marine section of Library & Archives Canada

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much! That did the trick, you saved me more endless hours of searching for a fix.

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