Family Tracing


The Family Tracing Services of The Salvation Army were started in 1885 in order to locate family members with whom contact had been lost. The prime purpose of the Family Tracing Service is to reunite closely related family members.

As of May 1, 2023, The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda is no longer accepting new applications for family tracing inquiries. Increasing privacy laws have made it difficult for us to locate missing persons. Any inquiries received prior to the end of April 2023 will continue to be processed until September 30, 2023, at which time the file will be closed and any submitted documents will be destroyed shortly thereafter. During this time, inquirers will be notified if there are updates on their active searches. Click the link provided [link] for suggestions that may be helpful for those trying to locate family members.

Please click on the links to our resource pages for Family Tracing. These links are also available from the menu on the right under Family Tracing.

Resources for Locating A Family Member

General Family Tracing Inquiries can be emailed to:  This email address will continue to be monitored until September 30, 2023.


Birth Record Searches

If you are searching for information regarding a person born in one of The Salvation Army’s previously operated maternity homes, please contact The Salvation Army’s Archives directly at the link below: