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Home > Commemorative Certificates and Research

Click here to view details of an original Canadian War Bride commemorative certificate.
Click here to view details of an original custom-made Canadian War Bride commemorative certificate.
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Click for larger image of presentation certificates for your event, custom made for your province or municipality. Email us for more information.

Click here to see an excerpt from an original War Bride passenger list from a Queen Mary sailing.
Click here to see an excerpt from an original War Bride passenger list from a Queen Mary sailing, courtesy Debbie Beavis.
You can order Canadian War Bride passenger lists from professional ship's lists researcher Debbie Beavis of England.
Click for larger image. Newspaper headlines like this one announcing the arrival on February 13, 1946, of the Mauretania at Pier 21 can be found in the microfilm records of period newspapers and integrated into the certificate to provide authenticity.

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Your family will love these 9 X 11.25 classically designed, custom-made War Bride family history commemorative certificates, available exclusively from! Click here to view details of an original commemorative certificate.

Each certificate is lovingly crafted by Melynda Jarratt and printed on 100 pound coated "Elite Silk Cover" heavy bond stock. No two certificates are the same because they contain the original personal wedding photographs, archival documents and images of the individual war bride and her husband as well as genealogical details of their family including:

War Bride Information

  • War Bride's full married name and maiden name
  • War Bride's city/town and country of origin
  • War Bride's date of birth, place of birth

Husband's Information

  • Husband's full name
  • Husband's rank and military registration number
  • Husband's city/town, province in Canada
  • Husband's date of birth, place of birth

Marriage Details

  • Date of marriage
  • Town/city, country of marriage
  • Name of church (if known)

Family Details

  • Names, dates of birth of each child of the marriage

Ship Information

  • Ship name
  • Date of departure
  • Port of departure overseas
  • Date of arrival in Canada
  • Port of arrival in Canada

Passenger List Excerpt

Actual details from the original archival War Bride passenger list that contains all the details of your War Bride's trans-Atlantic crossing, available exclusively from professional ships lists researcher Debbie Beavis of England! These include:

  • War Bride's immigration number
  • PPC number
  • Husband's regimental number, rank and initials
  • War Bride's name
  • Children's names and ages
  • Address in UK (or elsewhere)
  • Destination in Canada
  • Military District in Canada where Husband signed up

Additional research detailing your War Bride's history can be undertaken to find press coverage of a specific Bride's departure from Europe and/or the UK and can follow her journey from arrival at Pier 21 through to her ultimate destination in Canada. Click here to see a sample headline announcing the arrival of the liner Mauretania at Pier 21 on February 13, 1946. The article included details of every war bride on board the ship, her destination in Canada and her husband's name.

Interested? For more information contact Melynda Jarratt at

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