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I am trying to determine if a couple cousins of my great-grandfather from Ontario served in World War I.  Can I search this online? I am fairly new to genealogy and family history.


You can begin by searching the Canadian veteran attestation papers.  These papers are name searchable on the Archives of Canada website.  You can then order the entire file from the Archives after confirming you have the right veteran.  You should be able to locate the veteran in over 600,000 Canadian Expeditionary Forces searchable names:
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