Resources to help:
General Background Material
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REVhistoryFWW3.htm A great website for general information about WW I, as well as great links to other sites.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwone/ British web page offering different thematic web sites about the war from the British perspective. Has links to other subjects as well. .
http://www.civilization.ca/hist/progrese.html Has a bit of information on the changes in Canada 1900 – 1950.
Canada at the Turn of the Century Provides a snapshot of life in Canada in 1900 - the people, their issues, their challenges and their pastimes.
Library and Archives Canada The site has an assortment of primary source materials on Canadian History
The 1900's A Student's Site This is a student developed site with some interesting stuff. Mainly an American slant though.
Origins of Christmas Traditions Basic site discussing the origins of the most common traditions. Not sure of origins or accuracy.
The Kitchen - The 1900 Diet Based on the reality based PBS show. Offers some interactive bits and good background information on domestic life in North America in the early 20th Century.
Canada's National History Society The website id associated with Beaver Magazine and offers a variety of articles that change frequently.
Immigrants to Canada in Nineteenth Century - Ships - Emigration Reports - Emigration Handbooks The website offers a large selection of primary sources on immigration to Canada and the world. It is associated with the University of Waterloo.
http://www.studyworld.com/life%20in%20early%201900's.htm The site comprises of a short student developed essay on life in 1900
http://www.alittlehistory.com/Vi-begin.htm An interesting diary of a teacher in Saskatchewan c. 1900
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/1900house/house/kitchen/diet.html Has a brief bit on cooking and food preparation in 1900.
http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/decade/1900.htm#daily%20life A student made web site that has a menu and articles on life in 1900.
http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=11-008-X&CHROPG=1#issue2000001 Is an index of articles from Statistics Canada.
Urban / Rural Canada
http://collections.gc.ca/vancouver/gallery.html Pictures of Vancouver from 1900 – 1910
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/beaupre/promme11.htm Pictures and bits of information about life at the time.
http://www.lhf.org/cgi-bin/gygsite.pl?4~0 This site is devoted to the development of farming practices in North America.
http://www.civilization.ca/orch/www07g_e.html This is the link to the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. This has a list of links to sports in Canada. Some may be dead
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/patins/patins01e.html Museum of Civilization’s exhibition on skating.
Doctor / Doctor
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Heirs/index.html This link has bits on when things were Invented (x-rays = 1896)
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/tuberculosis/tbhistory/ Has a history of one of the most common ailments of the period – TB.
www.canadiangreatwarproject.com The Canadian Great War Project is intended to promote interest in Canada's participation in World War One and provide resources for research of Canadians who participated in the Great War 1914-1919 or other nationalities who served in the CEF. The content is primarily database driven to facilitate searches for information. The site is, and will continue to be, a work in progress; there are currently over 115,286 entries of individual soldiers, and has become a collaborative effort among those interested in researching Canada and the Great War. While searches through the database are available to all, only registered users may update information.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/firstworldwar/index-e.html National archives interactive research site
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/military/h13-4000-e.html A general web page with links on World War One and Canada by subject.
http://www.mapleleaflegacy.ca/ Photos of the actual grave stones of Canadians killed overseas.
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/exhibits/gray/index.html The Ontario Archives has some primary sources online from the First World War.
http://ww.collectionscanada.ca/education/cenotaphresearch/054110_e.html This site has a few interesting links to military history sites.
http://www.cln.org/themes/can_military.html This is a general link page that has some webs for the navy and air force.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmil/ The web page has a few different links to help with researching equipment, battles etc.
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history Has information on all the major events of WWI from a Canadian perspective.
http://www.fidnet.com/~weid/ww1.html This is a great web site on a variety of topics relating to the First World War.
The Memory Project Has a number of personal recollections and interviews with Canadian veterans of World War Two and Korea
Canadian Military History Gateway - History Browser The link is mainly a search engine of resources available through a variety of government agencies.
Canadian Unit Diaries - World War One This database contains the digitised War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units.
Canadian War Museum The link connects you to the home page for both museums in Ottawa and the Normandy.
Captain Albert Ball - VC DSO MC - Air ace of World War 1 A short Bio of Canada's greatest ace
Personal Web Page - Capt G. Laughton M.C. The web site summarizes one relative's research on his grandfather's role in the Great War (1914 - 1918) Historical research covers the Battle of Arras (Vimy Ridge), and the capture of Hill 70
For King and Empire The site is a resource for the film series of the same name. A good set of documentaries!
McGill Rare Books and Special Collections Canadian War Poster Collection A cool site that examines the development and style of Canada's Propaganda posters from World War Two.
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections The U of M site offers mainly sources for WW1 and WW2 but there is an interesting section of the Louis Riel period.
WWI Poetry The website is devoted to poetry of the First World War,1914-1918, in all its aspects. All nationalities included.
Propaganda Postcards of the Great War, Punch cards The Site looks at the material / cultural history of small cards used to promote patriotism in wartime England
First World War Graphic pictures and music This is a fabulous site offering visual resources on all aspects and nationalities of the First World War.
Census / Geneology
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010602_e.html This will lead you directly to the National Archives of Canada database on every known service men and women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.).
http://www.virtualmemorial.gc.ca/ This web site offers a brief history of all Canadian servicemen who died in World War One.
http://allcensusrecords.com/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-24-4.shtml This web site has a great number of links that might be useful for Genealogy.
http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/index.html This is a great web site. Almost all of the names in the 1901 and 1911 census have been compiled in to a easy to browse index.
http://automatedgenealogy.com/index.html This is a web page to help you get started. There is already a WWI veteran web page that has some soldiers already linked to census records etc.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02012202_e.html Scanned copy of the 1901 Census for all of Canada
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/006003-100.01-e.html Scanned copy of the 1911 Census for all of Canada
http://www.civilization.ca/orch/www04b_e.html#general This is the links page from the Museum of Civilisation. It covers all aspects of Canadian History from all types of sources.
http://collections.gc.ca/regina/ A link to Manitoba / Regina pictures.
http://collections.gc.ca/generalstore/ Shows what a general store looked like as well as how it was set up and run.
http://wilstar.com/xmas/xmassymb.htm Christmas Traditions
http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/en/getBriefed/1900.asp Has a cool little snapshot view of what Canada was like in 1900
http://members.cox.net/awise130/life.htm A little snippet on home life c.1900.
http://www.studyworld.com/life%20in%20early%201900's.htm Is a good general link on life at the turn of the century.
Visual / Audio
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/audio/welcome.htm Has sound recordings of veterans of the First World War.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/traces-of-war/index-e.html This is a web pages or war art and about war artists
http://ohqdigit.tpl.toronto.on.ca/index.html This is a visual database for Ontario. It has pictures from all periods and aspects of life in Ontario
http://www.gwpda.org/photos/greatwar.htm Offers a lot of pictures of WW1 by topic and nationality.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/gramophone/index-e.html Has examples of music from the turn of the century.
Music From Canada's Past This site is similar to the virtual gramophone site but offers actual sheet music instead of sound files.
The Virtual Gramophone The site offers a selection of contemporary music from the late 19th and early 20th century.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/gramophone/m2-3000-e.html Music selections and history 1900 – 1920.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/sheetmusic/m5-180-e.html Popular music 1910 – 1920
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/006/001/006001-110.01-e.php?q%5B0%5D=searchsubject%3A%22Sound+recordings%22&q%5B1%5D=dc.language%3Aeng Is a list of resources on music.
http://www.littletechshoppe.com/ns1625/histindx.html#nsautomobiles This site has a whack load of stuff relating to the history of Nova Scotia from pre-contact to the present.
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/nova-scotia.html This site has a bunch of genealogy links by region for NS. (including a bit on Hatchette Lake)
http://www.littletechshoppe.com/ns1625/histindx.html links to NS history from first contact forward
Nova Scotia History Index This index offers a selection of topics relating to the history and culture of Nova Scotia
http://collections.gc.ca/fisheries/ A virtual museum of Newfoundland Fisheries
http://collections.gc.ca/great_war/ Newfoundland and the Great war
http://www.gnb.ca/0007/Heritage/virtual%5Fexibition/FishingHeritageinAcadia%2DPatrimoinedelaP%C3%AAcheenAcadie/flash/home.html New Brunswick Fisheries – go to part discussing “Dry Fishing” It is about the cod industry and how people worked doing it.
http://collections.gc.ca/peifisheries/scitech/history_tech.asp Part of PEI fisheries web page. Has a decent section on technology in fishing 1900.