Friday, 4 November 2011

"Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets" database released by LAC

The following is a release from Library and Archives Canada:

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Launch of "Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets" Database

Gatineau, November 3, 2011 — Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new online database, "Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets".

Through this online database, researchers can access more than 16,700 references to individuals who served in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Naval Reserve between 1910 and 1918. It also includes some records for those who enlisted between 1919 and 1941.

The database is available at the following address:
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/navyledgersheet/index-e.html
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The information provided is a brief transcript, sometimes as little as name, service number, volume and a reference.  Additional information may include date and place of birth, occupation, and religion.

The ledger sheets to which this index refers, not online, summarize each individual's service, including the names of ships and shore bases. Each man is devoted a full page outlining his service history. There is further helpful information at http://goo.gl/8ckyo.

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