Welcome to the CEF Study Group!
We are a group of
enthusiasts with an interest in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) and
their role in the First World War. The interests here are broad: Family
History/Genealogy, Military History, Weapons/Equipment, Tactics, Militaria
you have already started your research, or want to learn more about what
tools are available to do your research, or what other researchers are
doing, you may also wish to check out our CEF Study Group Forum:
CEF Study Group On-Line Forum
If you are just starting your
research, then we might suggest that you visit one of more commonly
accessed pages on the forum:
you looking for a soldier?
is no cost to register and as soon as you complete that simple
step, feel free to post a question on the Forum where you will find some
of the most knowledgeable and friendliest people on the Internet. If
you are not yet ready to register, please just "browse the site"
and see what we are doing.
to the CEFSG are welcome and can be made by PayPal, Interac or Mail.
All funds are used to offset the fees paid to maintain the site at Register.ca
all of which is monitored by the Administration
Team. Monthly reports of donations and expenditures are posted for
all registered members to review. For easy of use, a PayPal donation
button has been provided in the upper right corner of this page and on all
pages within the Forum and the Matrix.
you are just starting to research the Canadian Expeditionary Force, or
trying to find out where your grand relative fits in the "overall
picture" of Canada's military in the Great War, then you can visit
our Matrix project:
CEF Study Group: The Matrix Project
Once inside the Matrix
you will find information on the structure of the CEF, details that are
being assembled by members on individual units; links to and
transcriptions of war diaries; and a host of utilities (definitions,
reference lists, abbreviations, badges, troopships, map links, summary
tables and much more). We are currently in the process (2012-2013) of
upgrading the Matrix with new unit summaries - and providing access to all
of these for editing by registered members on the new CEFSG Wiki Site
CEF Study Group: Welcome to the New Wiki Site
Once registered, you will also
have access to other CEFSG data bases, including a near complete
collection of Nominal Rolls and other CEF digitized information from other
If at any time there is a
disruption to the sites of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group,
a notice of the event, the status of the matter, and the steps being
undertaken to resolve the issues is posted to the CEFSG
Blog Site (see also link boxes at the top of this page). The
blog site also contains a listing of the web sites of many of our
registered members - so join up and ask for yours to be added!
do not hesitate to make suggestions and submit
your own research that you would like to see posted here on this
site. This is very much a group effort and the more contributing members
we have, the greater this site will be!
you for stopping by,
Expeditionary Force Study Group
Team & Registered Members